Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Zinedine Zidane extends his contract with Real Madrid for another three years

Liverpool and Arsenal have made bids for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio GETTY Liverpool and Arsenal have made bids for Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio
Vera Richards | 13 August, 2017, 01:39

Real Madrid have conducted lengthy negotiations with the playmaker and AS claim they've inserted an astronomical €700m (£647m) release clause into the Spaniard's new deal.

The Frenchman confirmed striker Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to start, after he appeared from the bench against Manchester United on Tuesday as Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje.

"(Marouane) Fellaini was a handful when he came on, (Marcus) Rashford was a handful.

There was simply no stopping the former Malaga playmaker from that moment as he helped Real Madrid to four wins in their final four matches of the campaign. Jose Mourinho's side were forced to dance to Isco's tune on the night as the Spaniard, operating in the number 10 position, orchestrated another Real Madrid victory.

By continuing to win as a manager, Zidane has further cemented his place in the club's history.

"I'm very happy to have the confidence Real Madrid shows in me". "I'm happy for working so well with my staff". The staff are doing a great job, we do not fail because of the relationship in the dressing room.

Zidane also warned the European champions against a Barcelona backlash at the Camp Nou on Sunday (kick off 2000GMT).

The Blaugrana are said to be desperate to bring in an attacker this season after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee last week. The opposite. They're a club in the process of changing but Barcelona is Barcelona.

Barcelona's summer has centered around the loss of Neymar and the club's attempts in the past fortnight to replace him.

"Whoever is going to play instead of Neymar he will do it well".

Valverde will be desperate to get off to the ideal start with Barcelona and take an advantage going into the second leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday، August 16.

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