Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old midfielder, who started in Tuesday’s Spanish Super Cup first-leg draw against Atletico Madrid, moved to the Bernabeu in 2012 and helped Carlo Ancelotti’s side to UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey glory last term.
“Real Madrid CF announces the extension of Luka Modric’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons,” a short statement from the club read.
Modric arrived at the Bernabéu at the end of the summer 2012 after a lengthy tug of war for the player with Tottenham Hotspurs. He cost 30 million euros plus add ons, and signed a four year deal.
“I’m very happy, today is an important day for me. I’d like to thank the club and president Florentino Pérez for the confidence they have placed in me. I would like to return that confidence by giving my best in the coming years”, said Modric.
The Croatian said that when he arrived at Real Madrid, all his dreams “came true”, before going on to say that he’s enjoyed “every moment” so far.
“In the coming years I’m going to give even more. My dream continues with my renewal. I hope we can win many more titles in the years to come”, said the number 19.
He also said thank you to the fans, saying that he has felt “affection from the stands” from the first moment he came to the club.