Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid Will he sign a new contract?
Emilio Butragueno appeared to confirm that Luka Modric will sign a new contract at Real Madrid following their win over Alaves on Saturday.
MARCA have already broken the news that the Croatian will sign a new one-year deal at the Estadio Santiago Bernbeu, but there is yet to be an official announcement by the club.
“There are players like Modric who make this sport better,” Real Madrid director Butragueno said after the win over Alaves.
“His pass to [Ferland] Mendy in the first half was a fine thing. It’s a luxury for us to have him.
“He’s given us so much; he’s still giving us so much and he’ll continue to do so.”
Zinedine Zidane was absent from the dugout at Mendizorroza following a positive COVID-19 test. The Frenchman has been under pressure of late after losses to Athletic Club and Alcoyano.
“Everyone knows what Zidane means for us,” Butragueno added.
“What we want is for him to get back to being with us as soon as possible. We know what football is like, we’ve been through it for many years.
“When the team isn’t winning, we have to listen to comments and rumours of all types. We have to be united and work hard.”