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Zidane doesn’t see a Madrid without Varane

MADRID, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 09: Rafael Varane of Real Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Wanda Metropolitano on February 09, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane believes the French center-back has a place in the club and will not move away this summer.

There has been a lot of rumours about the future of French center-back Raphael Varane in the Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.

It has been said that the footballer is angry about not receiving any type of recognition after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer.

He’s also said to be angry about teammate Luka Modric receiving all the attention from the team.

But on today’s press conference, manager Zinedine Zidane was clear on what he expects from the footballer in the future.

“I don’t want to imagine a Madrid without Varane,” Zidane was quoted by Football Italia.

“He’s still young, he’s been here for many years, he’s doing well. There are many things that have gone out saying he’s annoyed, but it’s part of the lives of the players.”

“I see him in a good way. He hasn’t told me anything. The important thing is what he tells me, that he’s at the best club in the world,” he added.

“He knows it, he’s won a lot and I see him in a good way. My desire is to keep him at the club.”

“He has not told me anything, if he is annoyed then these are things that happen in a player’s life,” he continued.

“I am speaking to the club, I have told the club what we want to do [with transfers].”

“We are already doing that. At the end of the season, things will be made public,” Zidane explained about the possibility of any changes.

“There will be changes next season but now is not the time for that. Respect the players that are here right now.”