Today, it was announced that we have extended Luka Modric’s contract to keep him at Real Madrid for the next four seasons, and this is really, very good news.
Modric has made 106 appearances for our club, scoring six goals. He has emerged as a key part of our midfield after a tough first season and, even if his goal scoring record is not that great, the 13 assists that he’s grabbed in the same time provide evidence of his ability to provide our attacking players with goalscoring chances.
In fact, Modric averaged 1.5 key passes per game in last season’s La Liga and 1.7 dribbles per game. In addition to this, he showcased his defensive qualities with 0.6 turnovers per game, 2.1 tackles and 1.4 interceptions. His 89.7% pass completion rate was amongst the best figures in the league and is testament to his incredible ability.
All in all, Modric is certainly amongst the finest midfielders in Spain, if not Europe, and I’m very happy to see him continue at our club until 2018 at least.