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Real Madrid: Inter Miami looking to sign Luka Modric

The midfielder is out of contract next summer and has seen his playing time limited this season by the emergence of Fede Valverde.

El Inter Miami quiere llevarse a Luka Modric a la MLS

David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS franchise is still on the lookout for a superstar signing and have turned their attention to Real Madrid midfielder and Ballon d’Or holder Luka Modric, according to reports in Spain.

Speaking on national television, the editor of Spanish media outlet OKdiario, Eduardo Inda, claimed that Modric could join Inter Miami ahead of the side’s MLS debut season starting in March 2020.

Modric out of contract at Real Madrid next summer

“One of the possible destinations for Luka Modric is the wonderful city of Miami. One of the owners of Inter Miami is very interested in bringing Modric in to play the final years of his career. Real Madrid will let him leave; he’ll be 35 next summer,” Inda said.

Modric will be unlikely to be allowed to leave before the end of the current season despite the emergence of Fede Valverde, who has started ahead of the Croatian three times in LaLiga in 2019-20. However, Modric’s contract expires in June 2020 and there has been no advance by either club or player to negotiate an extension.

Inter Miami will face competition for Modric’s signature from their Serie A namesake in Milan and the midfielder has suggested his future may lie in Italy. Inter have been very eager to sign Modric in the past and will not be disinclined to take him on a free next summer. The player can start negotiating a pre-contract with non-Spanish clubs in January.

Other names on Inter Miami’s wish list are Barcelona’s Luis Suárez, Real Madrid midfielder James Rodríguez and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who may be open to a January move after seeing Mauro Icardi move above him in the pecking order at the Parc des Princes.