Ancelotti considers Modric a former player and made him a disrespectful proposal

The Italian coach has not given the midfielder much involvement this season.

By William Estrella

Luka won't like it.
Luka won't like it.
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Luka Modric's situation at Real Madrid has changed drastically in just a few months. Until the end of the previous season, he was a key player in Carlo Ancelotti's team, he used to play most of the matches and his level satisfied the fans. That's why nobody imagined that things would be so different for him this year.

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The arrival of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund for over $100 million made the Italian manager change his priorities. He decided that the role of the team's playmaker should now go to the English midfielder, who showed all his quality with important goals and excellent performances. But that also caused the departure from the starting lineup of Modric, who must now compete with Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni for the remaining places in the team.

With less prominence, Luka Modric's future is an unknown. Some claim he is considering a move to another club, with Saudi Arabia's Pro League and Major League Soccer in the United States the most likely destinations. Others believe he will stay on the Spanish side with the intention of competing for a place in the lineup to prove to the coach that he can still be important to the team.

However, Ancelotti seems to have a different idea. Journalist Ramón Álvarez de Mon told La Tribu that the Italian manager made an unexpected proposal to Modric for the future of his professional career: that he continue at Real Madrid but no longer as a player, but as his assistant. While this is a generous proposal from Carlo, some consider it to be disrespectful, as it means that the coach considers the Croatian star a retired player.

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He has another problem

In addition to his lack of involvement with the team, Luka Modric could face another problem in the near future. In case Kylian Mbappé's arrival at Real Madrid is confirmed, it is unclear what jersey number he will have. At PSG he wears the 7, but it is impossible for Vinicius Junior to give it up. Therefore, the 10 seems the ideal option, considering that it is the number that 'Kiki' wears in the France National Team. But, for that to happen, Luka Modric would have to leave or change his number.

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