Spanish giants, Real Madrid, are suffering from the departures of two of their biggest names; Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.
However, it is reported that club President Florentino Perez has Ronaldo and Zidane that Real Madrid will be “their house forever”. This leaves a possibility of a return for two of Bernabeu’s ever-favourite superstars
Both the superstars left the Los Blancos over the past summer, as they wanted to take on new challenges.
Zinedine Zidane took a well-deserved rest from managing when he resigned as the manager of the club at the end of the season.
On the other hand, the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner left the Madrid outfit after nine outstanding seasons. Italian giants, Juventus, lured the 33-year-old in a €105 million move this past summer.
Both Zidane and Ronaldo might have an emotional reunion with Real Madrid in the near future, with the latter likely to cross paths with his former club in the Champions League.
On the other hand, the Los Blancos would be happy with the return of the two men, as club President Florentino Perez claiming that Ronaldo and Zidane will be welcomed with open arms if they wish to head back to the Bernabeu.
In Real Madrid’s annual assembly this past Sunday, Perez revealed: “There are two figures that I want to refer to: the worthy successor of [Alfredo] Di Stefano and the club’s top scorer, Cristiano.
“During nine seasons, he has been a benchmark and his achievements will be recounted from generation to generation.
“He is an example for all those who wear the Real shirt and those who have the dream of doing so in the future. Thank you very much, Cristiano.
“Another of our great references is and always will be Zidane.
“As a coach, he has entered the history books as a giant of Real Madrid. He won nine titles in less than three years, with three Champions League triumphs.
“Zidane is Real Madrid and he knows, along with Cristiano, that this is their house forever. Thanks Zizou”
Cristiano Ronaldo rounded his Real Madrid career with an outstanding goalscoring tally of 450 from 438 games.
On the contrary, Zinedine Zidane who had 225 appearances at the club as a player, became the man of crisis when he was hired in January 2016 as the head coach following the sacking of Rafa Benitez.
This was the Frenchman’s first coaching stint as he went on to help Real to one La Liga title and created a record by helping the Blancos win the Champions League for three consecutive seasons. Along with that, Zidane won two Club World Cup and two UEFA Super Cups, while he was also named The Best Football Coach by FIFA in 2017.