Manchester City are exploring the option to sign former Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric from Real Madrid after reports suggest contract talks with the Spanish side have stalled.
According to El Nacional, the 36-year-old is not happy with club president Florentino Perez, due to his reluctance to offer the midfielder a new contract.
Modric, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2018 for his fantastic performances during that year for Croatia and Los Blancos, is still regarded as one of the world’s best midfielders.
The Croat is considered a club legend for Real and has made 411 appearances for them since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, scoring 28 goals and assisting his teammates on 66 occasions.
His current contract is set to expire at the end of the season and the Spanish outlet claim that the 36-year-old feels he should be offered a new deal as a result of his loyalty to them over the years.
A move to City is said to be on the cards if the Croatian and Real fail to reach an agreement. Modric could be tempted by ‘an interesting future’ with the Sky Blues and sees ‘no harm’ in a switch to the Etihad Stadium, it’s been said.
City boss Pep Guardiola would be able to utilise the midfield in either of his favoure 4-3-3 formation, with Modric familiar with both set-ups. He would however face competition for a starting place from Rodri, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva and Illkay Gundogan.
During his time at Los Blancos, Modric has won 16 major honours, including two La Liga titles and collected four Champions League medals.