Zidane starting to have doubts about aging Modric

Zinedine Zidane is unhappy with Luka Modric’s performances and is beginning to have doubts about the Croat’s future at the La Liga club, claims AS.

Real Madrid’s poor displays have led ‘Zizou’ to reassess who will be shown the door – and one man he is starting to have doubts about is Luka Modric.

Modric’s performances since Zidane’s return have led the Madrid boss to reconsider the Croat’s future at the club, with the 46-year-old beginning to wonder whether the midfielder has passed his peak once and for all, and won’t be capable of reproducing his best form next term.

Zidane’s misgivings are further fuelled by the fact that Madrid have agreed terms with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, who occupies the same position as the Ballon d’Or holder.

Madrid’s board retain confidence in Modric’s abilities and want the World Cup runner-up to stay; however, having deemed him a player who was not for sale just a few months ago, the club would now not stand in the 33-year-old’s way were he to be offered a move.

For his part, Modric does not want to leaving the Spanish capital. Last summer, an approach by Inter Milan did cause him to consider a departure, but he was finally persuaded to at the Bernabéu after being handed an improved contract by Madrid.