Modric Kovacic happy at Real Madrid – Lopetegui

first_imgReal Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui insists that midfield duo Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic are content at the clubThe Croatians have been linked with moves away from the 13-time European champions this summer with Modric attempting to join Inter Milan, while Kovacic has reportedly gone on strike in order to force a move.But, speaking ahead to Real’s International Champions Cup clash against AS Roma in New York on Tuesday, Lopetegui insisted that both players are happy.“The level of excitement is as high as it can be, as it is with most of the players,” he said on AS.“My understanding is that both are happy to be here.”Real president Florentino Perez has previously announced that Modric will be remaining at the club, unless Inter are willing to match his €750m buy-out clause.“The president [Florentino Perez] was clear and unequivocal,” Lopetegui said.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We’re in no doubt at all that Modric is going to continue playing for us just as he has been.”As for Kovacic’s alleged strike, Lopetegui said: “I’ve not seen that he’s gone on strike,”“He trained normally. Mateo is a member of the squad, and I am delighted with him.”But it appears that a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo will likely not happen this summer.“My conversations with the club are private, but we are fully on the same page,” he said. “One of recent history’s most important players has left.“I see this is an opportunity to move forward as a collective, and fulfil the demands at this club.”last_img

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