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Modrić Heading Across The Pond After Euro 2020???

January 6, 2020

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Rumors are starting to swirl around Europe regarding Luka Modrić’s future and where the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner will play next. Modrić has 18 months left on his contract at Real Madrid, but the Daily Mail is reporting that the Croatian captain could be on his way out as soon as this summer.

 

Where?

 

MLS side DC United.

 

 

Although it would be an absolute dream for Croatians in North America to send off the 34 year-old Croatian legend during his MLS farewell tour, it’s way too early for Modrić to be thinking MLS.

 

 

Modrić still has plenty left in the tank to move to a competitive team in Italy – say Inter Milan – where he can play a deep-lying midfield role just as Andrea Pirlo did late in his career. He ran less while still dictating midfield tempo. With Marcelo Brozović already making Inter Milan home and Ivan Rakitić on his way out of Barcelona, could their be a Croatian reunion at Inter Croazionale?

 

 

Wishful thinking for one season but I definitely think Modrić has at least one more year in Europe before he heads stateside.
 

 

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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 24 comments





  1. Maminjo says:

    People just say these things because he will be 35 in September.

    But he’s been insanely good for a player his age. Stupid to assume he needs to go to MLS to remain effective. He’s still one of the best players on Real, and would easily be one of the best players in Serie A as well.

    MLS is a bush league and would be a waste of Modric’s time. Zlatan had a coffee there at age 38 and became probably the most prolific striker to have ever played in the MLS, despite his old age.

    Modric should never go there.



  2. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t Modric just buy a brand new home in Madrid? Maybe he likes it there. Not sure if his son is on the academy or not…



  3. Kruno says:

    I would love the opportunity to see Modric drop by Toronto a couple times but, really, he is too good for the MLS. I would rather he stay in Europe to keep sharp for the national team for the next two years and teach the young guys what it takes to be a pro. Maybe after that, come to the MLS. Zlatan was great here because he stays in shape. However, Schweinsteiger came too overweight and it was embarrassing watching him pretend that could still play.



  4. Andrej L says:

    Imagine a Modric, Bradley, and Pozuelo midfield! Realistically, I don’t see him moving until the summer at the earliest.



  5. Maminjo says:

    Modrić currently makes double what the highest MLS player makes.

    He’s not taking any kind of paycut to come to the MLS…especially since it would be an admission to the world that he’s finished as a player (when he’s not).
    This isn’t a Rooney or Schweinsteiger situation, where you know you’re done but you just wanna cash in and experience life in the US of A.

    He only goes if he has no suitors in Europe willing to pay him a salary of more than what the MLS offers.
    I can’t see this happening.



  6. Rafael says:

    Luka will sign a 2 year extension and retire at Real. You can’t go from drinking champagne to boxed wine.



  7. Soul Champ says:

    MLS is trash.

    It is also an extremely physical league where the refs let scrub players foul the few true technicians mercilessly.

    Zlatan is a beast and first dominated physically then his technical quality produced the goals.

    Modrić and Kroos are not and never been an ideal pairing.

    At 34, Modrić thrives playing along side a Valverde type with speed and stamina and willingness to lay the wood.

    Zidane needs to keep Modrić fresh for the Man City two legged knock out phase of the Champions league.

    Curious to see how that goes?

    Modrić – Valverde – Casemiro are his best midfield with complementary skills sets.

    Zidane must know this?



  8. Poglavnik says:

    Most would say Modric and Kroos have been a pretty ideal pairing but their cycle is winding down. Would’ve liked to see Modric leave last year.
    Modric is getting old. Lots of games under his belt. I know he can still turn it on and be one of the best midfielders in the world for stretches but hes not gonna give you 60 matches a year at that level anymore.



  9. Nikola Vukmanić (vuki) says:

    I’d love to see Modric in the MLS to watch him live, but I don’t think it’s the right move just yet. I think when he’s no longer a national team starter he can move to the MLS and come off the bench for us when he’s needed. He can definitely be what Pirlo was in the Serie A like Ante mentioned. His best options for that are Inter Milan and Juventus as they are the best teams and he won’t have to carry the midfield.



  10. Grom te ubio says:

    When is Croatia announcing their friendlies here in North America as promised by David Suker? Thought they were talking about Toronto or Chicago in March?



  11. vatrena cast says:

    please dont call him david, my name is Davor and my buddies give me shit and say my american name is Dave lol!



  12. Croat Canadian says:

    As much as I enjoy watching MLS. This will never happen. Modric is 34 and still plays like he’s in his prime. He’ll either resign with Madrid or go to Premier league/Serie A. He’s got 3 goals and 4 assists in the regular season..and your talking about moves to North America. Not happening.





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