Luka Modric has warned James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata that their careers will stagnate if they leave Real Madrid during the summer transfer window.
The pair have been heavily linked with moves away from the Bernabeu in recent weeks after growing frustrated, starting just 13 and 14 La Liga games respectively last season.
Modric has urged both players to think twice before departing the Spanish capital, however, as he believes that it will be all downhill once leaving the European champions.
"It's certainly not an easy decision to leave Madrid," he told Marca. "When you leave here, nothing is the same. You're at the best club in the world, that's for sure, and from there you can only go down.
"Everyone will have their reasons. If I continue like this, I will do everything possible to stay, but things in football change fast."