- Luka Modrić is currently 37 years old but had no plans in place to retire from playing football soon
- Real Madrid's dominant midfield trio was broken up when Casemiro agreed to join Manchester United
- Toni Kroos and Luka Modrić's contracts with Real Madrid end next year, but Modrić still has more left in the tank
Luka Modrić could very well be immortal.
The Croatian midfield maestro has no plans of hanging up his boots anytime soon.
Modrić’s magnificent midfield partnership with Casemiro and Toni Kroos came to an end when the Brazilian agreed to join Manchester United.
Kroos could also soon depart as his contract with the club expires at the end of next season, but Modrić wants to continue for a few more years.
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As reported by Madrid Universal, Modrić said he wants to play until age 40.
The midfielder is currently 36 and contracted to the club for at least another season. Despite being one of the older members of the squad, Modrić continues to put out eye-catching performances.
After another impressive performance and a stunning goal against Celta Vigo, Modrić came in for special praise from manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Tribuna recently reported that Ancelotti described the player as being immortal.
"Modrić is immortal. He’s always ready and always plays well. I think all the fans around the world should applaud him. As a fan, I would pay the ticket just to see him,” Ancelotti said.
Vinicius Jr shows a brilliant gesture to Luka Modric after his assist in Real Madrid's victory
Luka Modric was in the best of forms on Saturday evening in Real Madrid's 4-1 win away to Celta Vigo on Matchday 2 of the Spanish Primera Division.
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The 37-year-old scored a stunning strike and assisted Vinicius Junior for another as the defending champions made it two wins from two in La Liga this season.
The Real Madrid forward thanked the maestro midfielder with a brilliant gesture. Despite his age, the Croatian midfielder remains a key player in Carlo Ancelotti's team, having had a terrific start to the new season.