Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has debunked speculations that star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo will depart the membership over a £36million wage demand from membership boss Florentino Perez.
Zidane stated right this moment he can not foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the membership, as Madrid is the place Ronaldo will like to belong.
Ronaldo, 32, signed his final cope with Real in November 2016 till June 2021, however is reported to be demanding one other new contract to deliver his wage in keeping with Lionel Messi and Neymar, the highest two earners in world soccer.
“I can’t imagine Real Madrid without Cristiano, this is his club and the one where he needs to be,” Zidane instructed a information convention forward of Real’s King’s Cup quarter-final first leg towards Leganes.
“We all know what people are talking about outside the club, but inside he has to just think about playing, as always. I only want to talk about his performances.”
Ronaldo collected a joint-record fifth Ballon d‘Or award in December however has solely scored 4 instances in La Liga this season, an enormous issue within the Spanish and European champions limp title defence.
Real have fallen a outstanding 19 factors behind runaway league leaders Barcelona and are at the moment fourth within the standings, trailing second-placed Atletico Madrid by 10 factors and third-placed Valencia by eight, though they’ve performed one sport much less.
“Everyone loves him for everything he has done. We are in a difficult moment right now but he is with us,” Zidane added.
“Cristiano is old enough to deal with the club himself. I only talk to him about what goes on on the pitch. He manages what goes on off it.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Real nice Manolo Sanchis stated the membership ought to resist Ronaldo’s calls for for a pay hike.
“Madrid don’t need to increase his (Ronaldo‘s) salary,” Sanchis, who received eight Liga titles and two Champions Leagues with the membership between 1983 and 2001, instructed Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.
“If Madrid collapse this season, he will be on his way out. (Alfredo) Di Stefano left Madrid so anyone can leave now without it causing a big drama.”