Luka Modric takes aim at Kylian Mbappe in contract renewal talks
Mbappe recently turned down Real Madrid's approach
Luka Modric cheekily took aim at Kylian Mbappe when asked about his ongoing negotiations with Real Madrid over a new contract, just days after the 23-year-old turned the club down.
The Frenchman was expected to make the move to Los Blancos on a free transfer this summer, but performed a dramatic u-turn and instead signed a bumper three-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain worth £650,000 per week and is also said to have a say on transfers. Madness.
Madrid and La Liga were left so outraged, and embarrassed, by the ordeal that they threw their toys out of the pram and issued a statement saying that they would be reporting PSG to the French authorities while Spanish press vented their frustrations at the forward too.
Modric, who is now approaching the age of 37, is currently in discussions to extend his stay at the club for another year and when asked how talks had been going, the Croatia captain took aim at Mbappe, saying that he was going to treat Madrid with respect.
"I won't. I won't do it, for sure. But let the club do it to me!" he said, as per 90 min.
"No, I'm kidding. We have a lot of trust between us, we get along very well and what has to happen will happen. But now it's the [Champions League] final and that's the most important thing. I don't want to think about anything else."
Modric was then asked if he believes there is anybody already at the club who can step up to the task and show that Madrid don't need Mbappe, to which he said: "It could be Vinicius. It could be Rodrygo. We have Camavinga and Valverde, who are young, who have done very, very well this season, and not only this one but also years ago."
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