Modric 'aims dig' at Mbappe

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Real Madrid star Luka Modric has seemingly aimed a dig at Kylian Mbappe after the Frenchman turned down a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

It was widely anticipated that Mbappe would join Real on a free transfer ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. That was not to be, though, as Paris Saint-Germain convinced the 23-year-old to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes until 2025 instead.

With the France international's shock U-turn still fresh in the mind of many in Spain, Los Blancos midfielder Modric, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season, was asked about his future recently, and the veteran appeared unable to resist having a dig at Mbappe with his response.

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"I've not extended my contract with Real Madrid yet… but I won't do like Mbappe [laughs]," he told El Partidazo de COPE.

"And I hope the club won't do that to me!"

It seems Modric had high hopes the PSG sensation would join his club ahead of next season, and according to Foot Mercato, the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner had even agreed to give up the No. 10 shirt for Mbappe.

In a separate interview with Marca, the former Tottenham Hotspur star, who is currently preparing for the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, spoke further on the Frenchman's decision to stay in Paris.

"We didn't know anything. There was no expectation. We talked about it a lot, for a year, but we didn't know anything, if it was going to happen or not, and that's why we have to close this topic and not talk about it," the Croatia playmaker said.

"We have the Champions League final, which is the most important thing of all.

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"Real Madrid will continue to be at the top, above any player, anything, and there is no need to go over and over again.

"We have a very good team, many players who can grow a lot, who have had a great season and maybe value what we have here. Players who maybe some of them will become great stars in the future."

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