Karim Benzema, a 35-year-old former player of Real Madrid, has left to join Al-Ittihad. This season, Luka Modrić, a 38-year-old midfielder for the team, has lost his starting position to 20-year-old English wonder Jude Bellingham. Modrić’s departure is speculated to be the end of his time among the ‘kings’, and there are rumors that he may go to Saudi Arabia. If this happens, he could earn an incredible 120 million euros per season or 360 million over three years. Despite only starting five out of 17 games this season and not playing in two of them at all, Modrić ranks fourth in terms of minutes played in 15 matches. However, it is unlikely that Real Madrid will agree to release him in January as their leadership has confirmed that they do not offer contracts longer than one year to players over thirty years old.