Monday, 24 September, 2018

Zinedine Zidane fuels Neymar to Real Madrid speculation

David de Gea refused to be drawn on whether he is set to sign a new Manchester United deal David de Gea refused to be drawn on whether he is set to sign a new Manchester United deal
Melinda Barton | 21 January, 2018, 04:31

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Wednesday that he can not foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club.

Hazard has scored six times and has made four assists in 21 appearances in the Premier League this season.

The Frenchman appeared to land himself in hot water with Real Madrid's president, Florentino Pérez, after suggesting that Kepa was not needed in the Spanish capital - something which was rumoured to be in connection with Luca Zidane's future at the club.

PS: Please forget all about this article when Cristiano Ronaldo does inevitably sign for Manchester United for €450m in the summer of 2018, earning £1m/week post tax and recuperates his number seven shirt from Sanchez.

Villarreal could overtake Real Madrid and move into fourth place if they win their match on Saturday reinforcing the fact that Zinedine Zidane's side are now battling to assure their place in next seasons Champions League rather than fight it out for the title.

The Portuguese superstar's current contract doesn't run out in 2021 and he wants to open talks on a new deal.

The 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper's contract at Old Trafford is set to expire next summer
The 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper's contract at Old Trafford is set to expire next summer

That left them a mammoth 19 points behind eternal rivals Barcelona.

Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 games against Deportivo and odds of (1.02) for a double chance swing in their favour. However, Neymar and Lionel Messi have since both overtaken his salary after their latest deals were confirmed.

"It's not just the fact he isn't scoring much. but his influence in games is diminishing".

"There is no problem between club [hierarchy] and me", Zidane said, as quoted by ESPN writer Dermot Corrigan.

Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and while Zidane spoke of his admiration for the Brazil global, he played down suggestions the former Barcelona forward could be on his way to the club. But it looks like fans want him out.