Robert Jarni: 'Real Madrid has no one to replace Modric'
- The former Croatian and Real Madrid player warns Los Blancos against selling Modric
- He also reckons that Modric 'blocks' Kovacic way at the Bernabeu
"We know what the market is like," Jarni, who spent one season at the Bernabeu in 1990, told Cadena SER. "I did not believe in the voices [that said he would leave].
"I know he likes Madrid a lot and the club does not have a player who can replace him.
"Kovacic has a lot of talent but we have been waiting for him for two years," added Jarni.
"He can be a footballer who goes a long way but he is not getting enough minutes and, with Luka at Madrid, he will not get them."
For the last few weeks, Luka Modric has been linked with a transfer to Inter, with the Italians reportedly offering him 10 million euros a year with four seasons in Italy plus two additional years in China.
After discussing Inter's offer with his family and advisor, Luka Modric has decided to stay at Real Madrid, as per Diario AS and Marca. Real Madrid will offer him an extension and a pay rise that will see him equalling the club's second highest earner - Sergio Ramos with 10 million euros salary.
Kovacic, meanwhile, has posted a message on social media that looks like a farewell to Real Madrid, despite the fact that he is only on loan: "After three years filled with trophies I have decided to move on. Even though our paths now separate I want to say big thank you to Real Madrid family and all the fans for an amazing part of my life I will never forget. #HalaMadrid"