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The Croatian’s current deal with Los Blancos was due to expire in June, although it has been rumoured for several months that the 36-year-old would eventually sign on the dotted line to extend his stay in the Spanish capital.

Croatia captain Luka Modric was named Balkan Athlete of the Year on Thursday, becoming only the second soccer player to scoop the prize after Bulgaria’s former European Footballer of the Year Hristo Stoichkov in 1994.