New!! Zidane want Messi to stay in the La Liga This weekend’s El Clasico pits Real Madrid against Barcelona in a match that could decide the La Liga title race this season.
It’s also a match that may be the last meeting between the two clubs and each team captain.
For the past 16 years, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos have faced off in the match, but both players are out of contract at their respective clubs in less than three months.
Both Messi and Ramos have contracts that expire on June 30th, and they have been free to talk to other clubs since January.
New!! Zidane want Messi to stay in the La Liga Both players’ futures are already up in the air, but Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it known that he wants both of them to sign new contracts.
“I don’t want it to be Messi’s last Clásico; I want him to linger at Barcelona,” Zidane said at his pre-match press conference, according to Marca. There, he’s perfect. It’s a good thing he’ll stay in La Liga.
“We are familiar with Messi as a player. We know the player he is, even though he isn’t scoring goals. We’ll be up against Barcelona. True, we are familiar with the player in question, but they are all really nice – they have a lot of fantastic players.”
“Hopefully it is not his last Clasico and he lives here,” Zidane said in his press conference when asked about the topic dominating Real Madrid coverage, Ramos’ future.