Luka Modric was a key player for Real Madrid last season, but it doesn’t seem like he’d be a top starter this season.
The soon-to-be 38-year-old rejected a big money move to Saudi Arabia, only to remain at the Los Blancos.
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that Modric is unhappy that he isn’t starting games at the moment.
However, Ancelotti doesn’t think Modric will try to leave the club this summer.
“Luka has already defined his future. He has no problem, he will contribute. It’s a special situation for everybody, for him it’s strange not to play from the first minute but he will contribute as always,” Ancelotti told reporters during his press conference ahead of Friday’s game with Celta Vigo.
When asked whether any player could leave Real Madrid before the end of the window to move to Saudi Arabia, Ancelotti said: “I think our squad is closed and our players are thinking about our season. Someone may change his mind but I am not afraid of that.”
Modric made 52 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring six goals and registering six assists in the process.
The Croatian has racked up a whopping 490 appearances for Real Madrid.