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New development brings Modric closer to joining the Al Nassr FC


Luka Modrić

Today, Friday, Saudi press reports revealed that Al-Nasr Club raised its offer to sign Luka Modric, the Spanish midfielder for Real Madrid, during the current winter transfer period.

And the Saudi newspaper "Okaz" stated that the management of Al-Nasr Club decided to raise the financial value of the offer submitted in order to settle Modric's deals in the current winter Mercato.

The newspaper added that Al-Nasr Club raised the previous offer that was made to Modric after the severe loss that the team suffered in front of the professional Jeddah Federation within its ranks, the Egyptian duo Tariq Hamed and Ahmed Hegazy.

The newspaper indicated that the previous offer submitted by Al-Nasr Club for two and a half years, at a value of 40 million euros, was raised to 45 million euros, explaining that the coach of the team, Rudi Garcia, held a meeting with the president of Al-Nasr Club and Cristiano Ronaldo to quickly resolve the file of the Croatian star.

Al-Nasr recently fell to the Al-Ittihad team, 3-1, during the activities of the match that was held between them on Thursday evening at King Fahd International Stadium, as part of the semi-finals of the Saudi Super Cup for the current season 2023, which is held for the first time with the participation of 4 teams, which are Al-Nasr, Ittihad Jeddah, Al-Hilal and Al-Fayha.

With this result, Al-Ittihad Club qualifies to meet Al-Fayhaa in the Saudi Super Final next Sunday to determine the champion of the current version, which is organized from the participation of 4 teams for the first time during the current season.

Luka Modrić

Croatian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Madrid in La Liga and captains the Croatian national team. Modric plays as a central midfielder, but can also play as an attacking or defensive midfielder. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, and the greatest Croatian footballer of all time, Luka was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in September 2018.

Born in Zadar, Modric signed with Dinamo Zagreb in 2002 after his talent came to light with the youth team of his hometown club. His development continued with Zagreb before he was loaned out for two seasons to Zrinjski Mostar and Inter Zabriec, respectively. He made his debut with Dynamo in 2005 and won three consecutive league and domestic cup titles with them, and was awarded the Best Player in the Croatian League for the year 2007. In 2008 he moved to English club Tottenham Hotspur for a record transfer fee of 16.5 million pounds sterling. He led Tottenham to reach the quarter-finals of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League for the first time in nearly 50 years.

After the 2011-12 season, Modric joined Real Madrid for 30 million pounds sterling, where he became one of the key players under the leadership of Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti and helped the team to win the historic tenth (La Decima), and was among the starting lineup. After that, he won three consecutive titles from the Champions League from 2016 to 2018, and in all three years he was among the starting line-up, in addition to winning the award for best midfielder in the Spanish League for the year 2016 for the second time in his career, and he was awarded the best player award. Midfielder in Europe in 2017. He has won 17 major trophies with Real Madrid including four Champions League titles, two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey title and four Club World Cups. He won the 2016 La Liga Midfielder of the Year award for the second time, the 2017 European Midfielder of the Year award, and the 2018 UEFA Awards. In 2015, he became the first Croatian player to be included in FIFA's annual squad "Fifpro", and he was included in it consecutively until 2019, as well as in the UEFA Best Team Award from 2016 to 2018. In 2018, Modric became the first Croatian player to win the award for best player in Europe, and by winning the FIFA Best Player Award and the Golden Ball award, he became the first player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to receive these awards in more than a decade. In 2019, he was awarded the Golden Foot Award for his professional and personal results.

Modric made his international debut against Argentina in March 2006, and scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Italy. With Modric alongside Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic, it was said that this team is the second golden generation for Croatia; Since then, he has participated in all the major tournaments that Croatia have qualified for, namely the 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008, Euro 2012, World Cup 2014, Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018. In Euro 2008 he was part of the squad for the tournament, becoming the second Croatian to achieve this feat. After being eliminated at the group stage in the first two World Cups, Modrić led Croatia to the 2018 World Cup Final, where they finished second as runners-up, and was awarded the Golden Ball award for best player in the tournament. In 2015, he became the first Croatian player to be included in the Fifpro squad, and he was also included in the 2016 and 2017 squad, as well as the UEFA Team of 2016 and 2017. He won the award for the best Croatian player six times, equaling the Croatian legend Davor Shuker as the two players who won the award in history. Luca won the award for the best player in the world for the year 2018, and Luca thanked his colleagues in Real Madrid and Croatia and praised their role in obtaining this award. He also thanked the other candidates for the award, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, for what they did this year, and that they are great players and deserve this award.

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