Since Kylian Mbappe decided to snub Real Madrid and extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, significant time has passed. Nonetheless, it remains a topic of conversation as former players are asked about what they know from the Spanish club’s perspective.
In an interview with Sportske (via Marca), midfielder Luka Modric did not dodge any questions regarding Mbappé and that frustrating conclusion of not heading to Real Madrid.
Modric said that Mbappe made his decision, and the 23-year-old is a great player. Still, the Croatia international did add that no player is more important than the club, especially Real Madrid.
“Mbappé decided what he decided, that is his right, and now he lives with that decision. We all thought he would come with us, it didn’t happen… and now what? Well, we are not going to crucify him,” Modric said.
“Mbappé is a great player, but as I always repeat, in any context, no footballer is more important than the club. Real Madrid is the greatest, above all the players, and it will always be that way.”
However, of course, Modric was asked whether he sees Los Blancos going after Mbappe in three years when his contract expires in 2025. After that, the France international will be 26 years old and still in the prime of his career.
The midfielder said that despite the situation this year, things could happen in his mind that would see Mbappe with Real Madrid.
“It is possible that in a few years, Mbappé will come? According to football logic, which was valid until the pressure of the socio-political and interest environments in Paris, Mbappé would probably follow his old desire to play for Real Madrid,” Modric said.
“As much as it seems now, especially to disillusioned fans, that ties have been severed, things can happen again.”