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Zidane hoping Sergio Ramos stays put at Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane says he likes to have Sergio Ramos by his side and is not looking to part ways with him anytime soon.

Zinedine Zidane has dismissed the claims suggesting Sergio Ramos might sit out Real Madrid’s clash against Levante in La Liga later tonight while saying that the captain is the team’s ‘reference point.’

According to rumors, as we reported earlier, Sergio Ramos is believed to be going out of favor at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 33-year old has been one of the key figures in Real Madrid’s team while also guiding them to a historical three back to back Champions League victories.

Ramos has remained an undisputed member ever since his arrival from Sevilla back in 2005. But the Spanish center back has entered the final days of his contract which will expire in 2021.

And Zinedine Zidane is hoping that Ramos will extend his stay at Real Madrid.

“Sergio is our captain, our leader, our reference point and he plays better from the start. It’s not in anyone’s interest for him to be on the bench,” Zidane told Spanish news outlet AS.

“He is very important for every player in the team. It should be easy for him to get a new contract. I always want him in my team.”