Luka Modric is not interested in a move to Newcastle United or Tottenham if he leaves Real Madrid next summer, but would happily join Manchester City.
That’s according to SuperDeporte, who say the Croatian is considering his options as contract renewal talks with Madrid continue to stall.
They explain that Florentino Pérez has been working for weeks to get Modric’s deal, which expires at the end of the season, extended.
However, despite wanting to renew Modric, the deal has not been finalised because they are only offering him a one-year extension, which is their practice for players over 30.
That’s not something Modric is happy with as he thinks he’s an important player for Madrid, and that deserves recognition, despite him being 36.
Ancelotti trusts the player, but Madrid don’t want to offer an extended deal at this point, and so this could lead to the midfielder moving on, as Sergio Ramos did in the summer.
He has suitors too, and they are ‘waiting’ for him to make a decision about his future. Newcastle United, the ‘nouveau rich’ of Europe, are one of them, as are his former club Tottenham.
Modric does not look ‘favourably’ on such offers but is ‘contemplating’ a move to Manchester City because of their connections elsewhere.
The idea of a move to the Premier League and then on to New York City, one of the various clubs in the City Group portfolio, is something that ‘appeals’ to the veteran.
He’s yet to make a definitive decision about his future, and the next few weeks will be key to see how the situation unravels.
He and Madrid still want to find an understanding, but if that doesn’t happen, he’ll seemingly look back to the Premier League and Manchester City, but not Newcastle or Tottenham.