Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is looking forward to counting on Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the forthcoming season.
The 32-year-old Portuguese forward had been strongly linked with a move away from Madrid this summer after unpleasant news regarding his tax status
However, the situation has seemingly been resolved with Ronaldo remaining a Los Blancos player, giving Zidane no reason for Zidane to hold a conversation regarding his future with him.
“He is on vacation. He is resting and deserves it,” Zidane told ESPN.
“We will wait and when the vacation ends, he will return with us and that’s it.
“Talk to Cristiano? No, because in the end Cristiano is at Madrid and is going to stay with us and that’s it.”
Ronaldo, favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or which’ll see him move level on five with Lionel Messi, has enjoyed a stellar 12 months in which he guided Real to back-to-back Champions League titles as well as helping Portugal win their first major international tournament.
A departure would have come as a blow to Zidane who once again witnessed firsthand his prowess in front of goal as the 32-year-old forward made 46 appearances across all competitions in the season just gone registering 42 goals and 12 assists.
Ronaldo, who’s Real Madrid’s all-time leading goal scorer having registered 406 goals in 394 matches, couldn’t help Portugal win this summer’s Confederations Cup being held in Russia though recently celebrated being a father again following the birth of twins.