Ron­aldo to stay at Real, says Zi­dane

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Los An­ge­les, US - Cris­tiano Ron­aldo will re­main a Real Madrid player for "the next two-three years", coach Zine­dine Zi­dane said on Satur­day, end­ing talk the Bern­abeu su­per­star might de­part for Manchester United.

On the eve of Real's pre-sea­son friendly against United at Santa Clara, Cal­i­for­nia, Zi­dane spoke in Los An­ge­les about the 32 year old Por­tuguese for­ward who is cur­rently on va­ca­tion.

"There has been a lot of talk sur­round­ing Cris­tiano, that he wanted to go," Zi­dane ac­knowl­edged. "I only be­lieve in one thing - when­ever I've spo­ken to him, he has been very re­laxed.

"He's on hol­i­day and he will be back with us on the fifth (of Au­gust). I lis­ten, just like every­one else, but the only thing I'm con­cerned with is what he wants to do with Real Madrid.

"He'll be here with us on the fifth and I think he'll stay for the next two or three years he's got left with us."

How­ever Zi­dane con­firmed Brazil­ian right-back Danilo has left for Manchester City.

"Danilo has gone and (Al­varo) Mo­rata too," Zi­dane said, a day af­ter Spain striker Mo­rata com­pleted a move to Chelsea in a

deal that could be worth up to US$92.2mn.

Danilo com­pleted his move to City on Sun­day, the Brazil­ian join­ing Pep Guardi­ola's team on a five-year con­tract.

Zi­dane (left) and Ron­aldo

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