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Zidane demands new contracts for Real Madrid trio

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
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The Real Madrid manager wants his star trio to commit their futures to the club as soon as possible.

Zinedine Zidane has called on Real Madrid to resolve the futures of Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, and Lucas Vazquez ‘quickly’. The trio will be out of contract at the end of June and can begin talks with clubs over a free summer transfer this month.

The biggest doubt is Lucas, who has been in and out of the squad across the last few seasons. The Galician even recently admitted talks over a new deal hadn’t gotten off to a good start. But Zidane has made good use of him down the right flank this season, suggesting he still very much has a future in the Spanish capital.

Veteran stars Ramos and Modric, on the other hand, are both reportedly keen to extend their stays at the club. The former is allegedly eyeing a two-year extension, while Modric is apparently willing to agree on a one-year deal.

“We want this situation to be fixed as soon as possible because it’s in everyone’s interests,” said manager Zidane in a press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s game against Celta Vigo on Saturday night.

“I hope it can be fixed quickly”.

Madrid-based outlet Marca claimed that Real Madrid have struck a four-year deal to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, worth a reported €10m.

When quizzed on this rumor, Zidane replied: “We’re only thinking about tomorrow’s game and about the players we have here.

“We have a big squad. We have enough on our plate with our day-to-day schedule and we can’t be thinking about players that are not ours.”