Luka Modric has committed his long-term future to Real Madrid by signing a new four-year-deal until the summer of 2020. The agreement will see the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker playing at the Santiago Bernaneu until he is 34 years old.
The Croatian international midfielder followed in the footsteps of German international Toni Kroos who last week committed himself to Real Madrid until the summer of 2022.
This is part of a campaign of contract renewals at the Santiago Bernabeu which is reportedly expected to continue in the coming weeks with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Pepe.
Jose Mourinho recruited Modric from Tottenham in the summer of 2012 after the Croatian midfielder became one of the best players in his position during his time in the Premier League. Chelsea tried to lure him to Stamford Bridge but he moved to Real Madrid after Los Blancos agreed to pay around £30m ($37m) to Spurs to secure his signature.
The 31-year-old enjoyed a slow start to the life in La Liga but managed to turnaround the situation to become one of the most influential players at Real Madrid during the following campaigns, leading the middle of the park to help Los Blancos win two Champions League crowns.
The former Tottenham star had a contract until the summer of 2018 but Real Madrid have now decided to reward him with a new deal to extend his stay at the club until at least 2020.
"Real Madrid CF and Luka Modric have reached an agreement to extend the player's contract with the club until 30 June 2020," the club have confirmed. "Luka Modric will appear before the media on Wednesday at 1.30pm in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium."