The Italian won three consecutive league titles during a trophy-laden spell in charge of the Italian club.
ZURICH (AP) — French financial regulators cleared FIFA to start processing hundreds of millions of dollars from transfer fees owed to smaller clubs who nurture players, soccer’s world body said Thursday. The FIFA Clearing House is a long-standing project now based in Paris to help clubs get their rightful share of future transfer fees involving players they developed. FIFA believes only around $70-80 million has been distributed each year to players’ former clubs instead of the $400 million that
This now means that the midfielder is likely to miss the La Liga game against Osasuna on Sunday and the UEFA Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday at Santiago Bernabeu. Should recovery go as planned, Modric will return for the El Clasico against Barcelona on 16 October in Madrid. However, should the midfielder fail to return on-time, Los Blancos will have to contend without their experienced head in the middle of the park. Despite his age (37), Modric remains a key member the team as no other midfielder comes near to what he provides for his side, since joining in 2012 from Tottenham. Modric's success at Real Madrid shows just how influential he has been, having won - three La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey once, the Supercopa de España four times, UEFA Champions League on five occasions, three UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014,2016, 2017 and in 2018.