Ronaldo contract talks can wait till after winter break, says Zidane


Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is open to talks with Cristiano Ronaldo a couple of new and improved contract – however solely after Christmas.

Ronaldo lately received his fifth Ballon d’Or award, however studies in Spain counsel he’s sad at falling behind Lionel Messi and Neymar within the record of the world’s highest-paid gamers.

Messi signed a brand new long-term contract with Barcelona final month, whereas Neymar made a world-record £200m summer season transfer from Barca to Paris St Germain.

That was a secondary subject for Zidane as he addressed reporters in Spain forward of Saturday’s Clasico in opposition to Barca.

“He is 100 per cent [fit] and that is what interests me,” mentioned Zidane, in feedback reported by Marca.

“I’m not going to enter all the things earlier than the sport tomorrow, that’s not the problem. What Cristiano has to consider is the match. It’s the identical for everybody.

“What I think is that Cristiano, what he has done and what he is doing, deserves all of the club’s respect, but only after the winter break will we talk about it.”

Ronaldo was reported through the summer season to be eyeing a return to England after an investigation in Spain into his tax returns.

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