Real Madrid star Luka Modric has said it is his ‘dream’ to retire from the club but will not make a decision on his future until after the World Cup.
Modric has led Croatia back to a second successive World Cup semi-final, aiming to take his country to a second final after reaching it in 2018 as well.
The 37-year-old is out of contract with Real at the end of the season after signing a new 12-month deal last summer. But he remains a vital player for Los Blancos, who won their fifth Champions League title in May and started just one game last season.
“What happens next, let’s see, there’s plenty of time to talk about everything,” Modric told reporters ahead of Croatia’s semi-final clash with Argentina.
“Of course, I want to retire in Madrid, I’ve said it many times. You can’t say anything for 100 percent, but that’s my idea, and it’s a dream for me.”
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Modric joined Real Madrid back in 2012 from Tottenham. He was a star at Dinamo Zagreb as early as 2003 and made his first World Cup appearance for Croatia in 2006. The 2022 final in Qatar is the fourth World Cup of his career. And the eighth major international tournament.