Real MadridTOIf he wants to continue, he will do it, and then the Norwegian, his replacement, will continue at Real Sociedad
MWhile they are waiting to know if they will finally be able to play the rest of this season, when and how it will be done, within theReal MadridThey are working little by little on the remodeling of the template for the next course.A task that if it is not easy under normal conditions, the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on the world economy in general and that of soccer in particular on this occasion complicates especially. This unknown economy involves everything related to the transfer market because the new scenario is not yet defined, although managers, soccer players and agents are clear that a clearly downward market is coming, with fewer transfers and less.Whether or not tournaments are completed will determine that more or less money is circulating.
LOSSES, MAIN TASK
Given this situation, in the white club they anticipate that, one more summer, the main obstacle will be the chapter of casualties rather than that of high.If adjusting a squad with player surplus always ends up being a problem, with the crisis that is coming upon football, it will cost even more to give way to footballers who are no longer available but who still have a valid contract.The most notorious cases are those of Bale, James Rodrguez and Marianowhoselow performance and high salaryIt has put them on the trigger since last summer, when they couldn’t get through. There are others, but alreadydepend more on the criteria of the coach or that they have a clear replacement.
MODRIC, A SPECIAL CASE
However, a case is special, due to the entity of the player in question, for everything it represents but also for its relief.We talk about Luka Modric.At 34 and after eight seasonsin which he has decisively contributed with his exquisite football to all the successes conquered in this little golden age,Croatian midfielder has one more season left on his contract. Age does not forgive anyone and the performance ofBallon d’Or 2018, which for many years bordered on excellence, in the last season and a half has suffered ups and downs, on the other hand like all his peers.The difference is that there are clubs interested in itand that, in parallel,the player called to take his witness has exploded soccer in Real Sociedad, where Martin Odegaard plays on loan.
FACILITIES IF YOU WANT TO EXIT
The situation is as follows.Real Madrid is delighted with Modric, sees no problem in his continuity and does not want to part with him, but one thing does not remove the other and the truth is thatif when the season ends the Croatian would ask them that they have a good offerand ask for facilities to be able to accept it, they will surely be given. They will do so both in gratitude for their fantastic career and for their own sporting interest.That’s where Odegaard appears.With 21 years and after becoming the revelation of LaLiga, by the offices of Valdebebas they have no doubt that he is the natural heir of Modric, who is already prepared to join the squad and fight for ownership with full guarantees. What they do not want is to recover him so that he becomes a regular substitute for Luka and suffers a break in his evolution.“For that it is better that he continues on loan at Real enjoying minutes and improving”they argue. If Madrid claims you,Odegaard returned delighted because his dream is to succeed in white and now he is ready for the challenge, but in the club they are clear: it will only come when the Croatian is not there, to avoid overlapping.
NEAR MILAN BY BOBAN
And how does Modric see the situation? That is the great unknown.A few months ago he was quite close to committing to Milan, who had already taken an interest in him during the past market andhe even got to talk to Real Madrid. But the departure of his close friendZvonimir Boban as football director of the Lombard clubLast month after just nine months in office, that possibility seems to have cooled. Without Boban at Milan, the options for the North American investment fund Elliott that controls the historic Italian club to maintain its commitment to Modric as a great star to revive the project are reduced, although nothing can be ruled out.Not to mention that the economic situation is going to make it difficult for Milan to offer the white 10a salary that improves or at least equals the net more than ten million you earn today.
The other possibility that Modric manages is Inter Miami, franchise of an MLS in full expansion and that hasDavid Beckhamin your organization chart.A Modric who in the last season has seen how Zidane is dosing him and has entered the famous rotations of the French, playing in 22 of 27 league games but being a substitute in two of the last four. Until now everything is normal, what happens is that there are games and games, andno footballer of his enormous hierarchy does well to stay out of the starting eleven in the two League Classics against Barcelona, in the Metropolitan against Atlético and in Champions against PSG at Bernabu. From Valdebebas they say that Luka, very loved by everyone and with an exquisite behavior,He has not complained about this situation to his colleagues, but has been in charge ofmake clear to Zidane his discomfort. The usual in these cases.
In that scenario, the offer of an emerging football like the North American seems tempting.Inter Miami, which has played only two games of its championship, contacted Modric’s environment in November through Beckham, in his capacity as head of the football department and one of the owners of the franchise.They also surveyed Cavani and James Rodrguez. The club boasts some of the strongest financial strength in MLS, is in full expansion, and still maintains two of the three player-franchise positions that regulations allow.These places have no salary limit, and that is what allowed them to propose an attractive offer that improved the Croatian salary at Real Madrid. Luka rejected that possibility at the time, but this summer the situation may be different, and the interest of the Miami club remains as valid as the first day.In any case, Modric has the last word on his future … and Odegaard’s immediate future. Real Madrid awaits events.