Zinedine Zidane did not wish to react directly to rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Real Madrid during the next summer transfer window. The Madrid coach nevertheless remains an admirer of the Portuguese Juventus and made it known this Friday at a press conference.
Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in the eye of the storm in Italy. Transparent against Porto in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League (3-2 ap), the Portuguese crystallizes criticism from the other side of the Alps. So much so that rumors of a return to Real Madrid have flourished in recent days and forced Zinedine Zidane to take stock with the press on Friday.
“You know the affection we all have for him and what he has done here is historic,” said the coach of the merengue team on the eve of Elche’s reception in La Liga. But now, it is ‘He’s a Juventus player. And I can’t say anything about what he’s saying to himself. He always says a lot to himself. “
Zidane hopes to keep Ramos and Varane
The passage of Zinedine Zidane in front of journalists also allowed him to take stock of the future of Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane. Free next June, the emblematic Spanish defender has still not found an agreement with President Florentino Perez to continue the adventure within the White House.
“I do not know what will happen, again launched the technician of Real. We want him to continue because he has always been an important player. As a coach, I can only tell you that . “
Ditto for his fellow tricolor within the defensive hinge of Real, convinced to sign in 2011 by Zinedine Zidane. Under contract until June 2022, Raphaël Varane arouses the envy of several European leaders such as Manchester United. But the presence of his mentor on the Madrid bench could convince him to stay in Spain.
“I don’t think Varane is thinking of another team, Zinedine Zidane said. He is very happy here and I only see him here.” As well for Varane as for Ramos, the former playmaker of the France team does not imagine them elsewhere than at Real.
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