Zinedine Zidane happy to sign new Real Madrid contract

Zinedine Zidane happy to sign new Real Madrid contract

Zinedine Zidane happy to sign new Real Madrid contract

His talent was never in doubt, but there was a general feeling that the Spaniard lacked that something extra to become a mainstay at the Bernabeu.

The Spain global enjoyed an impressive start to the life at the Santiago Bernabeu but his future at the club came under major scrutiny during the the first part of last season.

Zidane could also bring in playmaker Isco, and return to a 4-3-3 system by giving Cristiano Ronaldo a first start of the season. There was no available midfield spot either due to the form of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro.

The attacking firepower of their second string has been somewhat weakened by the departure of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez, however, as the pair scored a combined 31 goals in all competitions last term.

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"I know it will end at some point, but I am very happy at the moment", Zidane told a news conference. "It is my future at stake", Isco stated back in February.

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The 25-year-old actually signed the deal in July, before heading to the United States for Real's pre-season tour, but it was agreed not to make the extension public until this month.

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. "We know how they play and their idea of how to play isn't going to change", Zidane.

"He is very good, he has had his holidays", said Zidane.

He then backed that up with a La Liga and European double in 2016-17 - Real's first since 1958.

Barca could be stumped in their efforts to land Asensio, too, after Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo (h/t The Sun's Andrew Richardson) reported they want to hand him a new deal complete with a £136 million release clause.

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