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Luka Modric

Luka Modric has extended his contract with reigning European champions Real Madrid to 2020.

“Real Madrid C. F. and Luka Modric have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract with the club until 30 June 2020,” Madrid said in a statement.

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The 31-year-old has won seven trophies over the past four years, including the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.

His new deal follows midfield partner Toni Kroos’s contract extension to 2022 last week.

A critical member of the Los Blancos

The central midfielder has become one of the club’s most influential players. That’s after he had a difficult spell in his first season following his move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

Modric will, however, be sidelined for the rest of the month after undergoing knee surgery three weeks ago.

Madrid are also expected to announce bumper contract renewals for superstar duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the coming weeks.