Various MLS Clubs Interested in Real Madrid’s Luka Modric

Luka Modric during a Real Madrid v AS Roma game in 2018. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Real Madrid’s midfielder Luka Modric could be on his way to Major League Soccer. According to The Athletic, several MLS clubs expressed interest in the 2018’s Ballon d’Or winner and are exploring ways they could bring him to the United States.

The Athletic reports that D.C. United was the first one to pull the trigger, holding “exploratory talks” with Modric. Besides D.C., Inter Miami and Atlanta United are also keen on the 34-year-old Croatian.

However, sources close to the player say that Modric has no intention of leaving Europe at the moment. One of the reasons for that is his contract with Madrid, which earns him close to $20 million a year and runs through 2021. However, he would consider an MLS move at a later stage of his career. 

Luka Modric was a focal point of Real Madrid’s game for a long time, but that hasn’t been the case this season. Modric played 14 games in La Liga this season, scoring three goals and providing four assists. He also contributed one goal in four Champions League appearances.