Luka Modric is considered one of the greatest midfielders of the modern era. Some critics even consider him one of the best midfielders of all time. After being voted as the worst La Liga signing in 2012, Modric has come a long way.
Real Madrid signed him for a reported fee of $21.6 million from Tottenham in the summer of 2012. It’s safe to say that the La Liga fans were not impressed by the Croatian’s first impression. It took only one season to prove his critics wrong. He became the anchor of the Real Madrid midfield. In 2018 he did the impossible, by dethroning both Messi and Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or.
Luka Modric is in his 10th season at Real Madrid and playing his fourth World Cup for Croatia. He has 5 Champions League trophies with the Spanish giants. In 2018 Modric performed out of his skin to take Croatia to the World Cup final. Today he will captain his national team to play against the tournament favorites Brazil, for a Semi-Final spot.
How much does Luka Modric earn in a year?
Luca Modric is a pivotal presence in the Los Blancos midfield at the tender age of 37. He sits in the middle of the park and dictates the tempo of the game beside Toni Kroos. His contract will expire at the end of the season. The Real Madrid fans will expect their little magician to extend his contract till 2024. There is also a rumor about his choice to reduce his salary by 10 percent.
🇭🇷 Luka Modrić is ready to reduce his salary in order to renew with Real Madrid for one more year. @abc_es
— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) November 16, 2021
The Ballon D’or winner is valued at a stunning $75 million in today’s market. His $359,000 salary per week at Real Madrid, earns him close to $20 million a year. It also makes him one of the best-paying players at the club. He’s showing no sign of a decline in performance on the biggest stages, which makes him even more likely to sign the contract extension.
Brand endorsements and assets
Luca Modric has a mouthwatering shoe deal with Nike. He wears the Mercurial Vapor 14 for all his Real Madrid and Croatia games. Apart from this he also endorses the football statistics company Sofascore.
Big news! I am thrilled to become the brand ambassador for Sofascore! This live score app is the first thing I check in the locker room after the game! Also, their new logo looks amazing!
Get the Sofascore app, and let’s get the ball rolling! https://t.co/yTRqRlgdKl pic.twitter.com/JRoqgBLDpG
— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) October 3, 2022
After a year of winning the Ballon D’or in 2018, he bought a massive mansion worth $14 million in Madrid. He is also the owner of a Bentley Continental GT and 2016, 17, and 19 versions of the Audi Q7.