Real without Ronaldo unimaginable - Zidane

The 32-year old is experiencing his most hard campaign on a personal note, scoring just four league goals this term in 14 league outings.

Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes is in talks with PSG regarding a transfer for the Real Madrid forward.

Marca writes: "The club wants to keep him, but with several approaches from clubs in recent days it will be seen whether his challenge is real or not [or if] he is ready to walk away".

Cristiano Ronaldo is exhausted of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's procrastination over a new contract and wants out of the Bernabeu, a source close to the player told ESPN FC on Tuesday.

Zidane has fielded sides made up of mainly fringe players in the last two rounds of the Cup, but it is fair to say the only players who impressed against Fuenlabrada and Numancia were striker Borja Mayoral and winger Lucas Vazquez.

Since making an £80m move from United in 2009, Ronaldo has 422 goals in 418 games for Real but he has failed to score in his past three league games. Still, with his numbers diminishing this season, a contract which runs out in 2021 and suggestions that he's not at his physical peak anymore, this is a lot of money for United, or anyone else, to shell out.

Former Spain defender Sanchis spent his entire career with Real Madrid, winning eight Liga titles and two Champions Leagues between 1983 and 2001.

Various reports in Spanish press have emerged since the 3-0 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona in December, whilst further claims have followed after a dismal 1-0 home defeat to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon. "If Real Madrid sink this season, he will be on the exit ramp".

There's already been talk that he, along with Hakan Calhanoglu, could be loaned out in January as Milan look to boost their market value ahead of the summer window.

That was, quite remarkably, the last time that the most successful team in the history of the European Cup managed to win it alongside La Liga. "We are in a hard moment right now but he is still with us", Zidane added.

"Everyone loves him for everything he has done".

  • Julie Sanders