Luka Modric sends message to player that rejected chance to join greatest club in the world Real Madrid

Luka Modric Real Madrid
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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has sent a message to Kylian Mbappe after he turned down the chance to join Real Madrid this summer.

Mbappe appeared destined to leave PSG in a free transfer and join the European and Spanish champions this summer.

He instead snubbed a move to Real Madrid and signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain that keeps him tied to the club until 2025.

Luka Modric believes there is no need to “crucify” Kylian Mbappe over his decision to snub Real Madrid and stay at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Croatian playmaker insists Real Madrid is the greatest club in the world and can thrive without Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe Real Madrid Paris Saint-Germain
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“Mbappe decided as he decided, that is his right and now he lives with that decision. It goes on,” Modric told Sportske.

“We all thought he would come to us, it didn’t happen and – now what? Well, we’re not going to crucify the man.

“Mbappe is a great player, but as I always repeat, in any context, no player is more important than the club. Real is the greatest, above every player and it will always be like that.

“Who knows what can happen tomorrow, let alone in three or four years in football? Only time will tell.”