Player to hold talks with Real Madrid president today about playing for Real Madrid next season

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As Real Madrid braces for a summer of significant squad changes, the future of veteran midfielder Luka Modric remains uncertain.

The 38-year-old Croatian, whose contract situation is still unresolved, is scheduled to have a crucial meeting with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez this Thursday. This meeting is expected to be pivotal in determining whether Modric will continue his illustrious career at the Bernabeu.

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Recent reports from Telemadrid and Onda Madrid, as recounted by MD, suggest that while Modric’s renewal seemed unlikely, the final decision has been postponed until after the Champions League final. This mirrors the situation with teammate Toni Kroos, whose future is also under consideration post-season.

Modric, one of the squad’s highest earners, has seen a modified role this season under coach Carlo Ancelotti but continues to contribute significantly when it counts, as evidenced by his participation in key Champions League matches and a start in the recent El Clasico. These important appearances underscore his enduring value to the team, despite the potential for a reduced contract offer reflecting his age and changing squad dynamics.

The departure of Modric, particularly if Kroos also exits, could herald a substantial style shift for Los Blancos. Modric’s unique skill set in setting the game’s tempo and his tactical intelligence are unmatched within the current squad, presenting a challenge in finding a direct replacement.

As Real Madrid fans prepare for potential ‘painful departures,’ all eyes are on the outcome of Modric’s discussions with Perez. The decision will not only affect the player’s career but also the strategic direction of the team as they look to balance economic considerations with on-field competitiveness.

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