Transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio said Luka Modric had received a three-year contract offer worth around 200 million euros from Al Hilal, the club that missed Messi.
However, the old midfielder refused to stay at Real Madrid for at least another season.
Previously, Karim Benzema could not resist an attractive offer from Al Ittihad, so he decided to leave the Bernabeu after 14 years of working.
There have been speculations that Luka Modric also followed Benzema to reunite Ronaldo (Al Nassr) in the Saudi Pro League, especially when Real Madrid bought Jude Bellingham to strengthen the midfield.
However, with the trust of coach Ancelotti, he decided to stay when Real Madrid still needed experienced players Luka Modric in the campaign ahead.
In fact, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos just extended their contracts with Real Madrid for one year last month. This is a ‘reward’ for both contributions and loyalty to the team.
Saudi Pro League has been targeting a lot of cult stars. Al Hilal, after missing Messi, switched to Neymar and Luka Modric, while Sadio Mane, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez were all said to receive lucrative offers from Middle Eastern clubs.
Lam Hoang | 18:59 06/17/2023