Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has told club skipper, Sergio Ramos that he wants him to stay at the Bernabeu amid reports that he had been approached by Manchester United regarding a move in the summer.
The 33-year-old was reportedly considering his future at Madrid and was mulling on bringing an end to his 14-year spell at the club, with the Spain skipper meeting with president, Florentino Perez earlier this month during which he made it clear that he was not sure whether he would stay with them for another season.
Ramos was said to be unhappy after getting into an argument with Perez following their exit at the hands of Ajax in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League with the duo clashing in the dressing room, with the Spaniard standing up for his team-mates, telling him that, "You pay me and I’ll leave".
Marca had earlier reported that United had contacted him over a move in the summer, but they also followed it up by claiming that Ramos and Zidane had a lengthy discussion over the future of the club, with the Frenchman very keen for him to stay.
Zidane for his part believes that Ramos is very vital for the club as they look to put their disappointing season behind them and challenge for trophies next season.