Luka Modric is currently in his eighth season at the Santiago Bernabeu and at 34 is at a crucial juncture with the Blancos right now. After winning the Ballon d’Or in 2018, his form dipped drastically and he seemed like a former shadow of himself.
Indeed, the 2018-19 season was one to forget for not only Real Madrid but also for Modric. After the arrival of Zinedine Zidane, however, things have been better for Modric.
Even though he was still erratic in the initial few months in the second spell of the Frenchman, he has come back strongly with the Merengues, scoring five goals in all competitions so far this season – which is his best tally in a season as a Madrid player.
Marca’s Cover | “Modric holds the Key: He has one more year left in his contract & it will be him who decides his future in June.” pic.twitter.com/bzF0FZSM1u— Real Madrid Info (@RMadridInfo) February 20, 2020
The midfielder, as a result, will have no shortage of interest in the summer and could be allowed to leave if he so desires. The decision in his hand and it would also play a role in Martin Odegaard returning to the Bernabeu, according to Marca.
The Norwegian has been phenomenal for Real Sociedad so far this season and is very likely to play a significant role for the Galacticos in the near future as the replacement for Modric. As a result, the future of the Los Blancos’ midfielder is currently in the hands of the Croat as it will be his decision that will determine the squad for next season.