The manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he does not know the future of the club’s captain, Sergio Ramos whose contract will expire in June 2021.
There have been a series of back and forth between the management of Real Madrid and the representatives of Sergio Ramos. The 34-year-old Spanish center-back and the Spanish giants have failed to agree on terms that would have led to his contract extension.
According to viral reports, Real Madrid are not willing to give Sergio Ramos the deal the veteran football star is asking for while the Spain international is not willing to accept a pay cut that has been attached to the initial contract Madrid reportedly lined up for him.
Hence, Sergio Ramos has continued to give his best on the pitch while his contract with the Spanish giants continues to run out without any specific direction.
“I want to be honest and I have to say I don’t know what’s going to happen with him,” Zinedine Zidane said.
“We want him to stay here. He’s always going to be an important player and I want him to remain here, that’s what I’ll say as a coach.”
Sergio Ramos has been an important player of Real Madrid since he moved from Sevilla to the Spanish giants on August 31, 2005, for a transfer fee worth €27million.
Since then, the defender has scored a total number of 100 goals and provided 40 assists in 668 appearances. This season alone, Ramos has scored two goals in 14 league games.
💥⚽ @SergioRamos#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/3pXCx352aY— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) March 12, 2021
Zinedine Zidane comments on Ronaldo return to Madrid
The manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, has urged the media to respect the Spanish giants over the consistent speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Madrid this summer.
Ronaldo was at Real Madrid between 2009 and 2018 winning virtually everything in club football with the Spanish giants before he left the club to join Juventus in July 2018 for €117 million.
Since he went to Italy, the Spanish giants have not been as consistent as they were during his time at the club and he has continued to bang in the goals at Juventus. So far this season, the 36-year-old Portuguese star has scored 27 goals and provided four assists in 32 games in all competitions.
Though Cristiano Ronaldo was not able to stop Juventus from crashing out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 in two successive seasons, it is being speculated that the Portuguese football icon would have made Zinedine Zidane’s job at Madrid easier.
“Everyone knows what Cristiano is to Madrid, what he’s achieved here, what we think about him and everything he did here was magnificent,” Zidane ahead of Madrid’s league game against Elche scheduled to kick-off at 16:25 today, March 13.
“But right now he’s a Juventus player and I can’t say more than that. A lot of things have been said but we need to be respectful.”