On Saturday, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the future of a pair of club stars.
First comes the latest on Vinicius Tobias.
For those who don’t know, 18-year-old Vinicius opted to swap Ukrainian heavyweight Shakhtar Donetsk at the Bernabeu earlier this month, on loan until the summer of 2023.
From here, Real Madrid will have the option of making the full-back’s arrival permanent, with a 5-year contract already in place agreed between two sides.
official. Brazilian right-back Vinicius Tobias joins Real Madrid on loan with an option to buy from Shakhtar Donetsk. 🇧🇷 #real madrid
Vinícius Tobías loan expires in June 2023 – purchase option available at the end of next season. pic.twitter.com/0goNcNIS0T
– Fabrizio Romano April 1, 2022
And if Ancelotti’s recent comments above are anything to go by, it’s an option that people who are in a position of strength in the Spanish capital intend to take full advantage of.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday afternoon, the Italian tactician confirmed that Vinicius is already ‘part of Real Madrid for the future’: “He’s very good – I see a lot of quality and potential in this boy,” Ancelotti seem. “He is a player that we consider part of Real Madrid’s project for the future.”
‘it will happen’
Ancelotti was then drawn, from here, to the future of one of those on the other end of the age scale at the Bernabeu, in the form of Luka Modric.
Of course, Croatian maestro Modric saw his name take center stage during the week, after providing the most assists for Real Madrid’s comeback by dropping Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals.
One of the best passes you will ever see in the Champions League.
Amazing by Luka Modric.pic.twitter.com/4nNpYL9vze
– sportbible April 12 2022
In contrast, it was not a huge surprise when the club president was asked about the latest news of the contract negotiations underway between the club and the player.
This comes before Modric’s current terms expire in the summer.
Despite this, Ancelotti was quick to assuage any fears from Blancos followers that the veteran midfielder may be on his way soon, assuring that Modric will continue to spend his days playing in the Spanish capital:
Carlo Ancelotti confirms: “Luka Modric will end his career here at Real Madrid. I don’t know when but it will happen – that’s the idea of the club and Luca.” ⭐️🇭🇷 #real madrid
“Modric will not have problems renewing the contract – I compare him to Paolo Maldini.” pic.twitter.com/5ZR0cmtDpd
– Fabrizio Romano April 16, 2022