Real Madrid president spoke in a long interview with the Spanish radiostation Cadena SER and Florentino Pérez spoke about Gareth Bale, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane or Kylian Mbappé. It’s always interesting to hear his opinion about this transfer market.
Gareth Bale was booed by the supporters against Valencia and there were a lot of rumours about his possible departure to Manchester: “Bale is one of the great players we currently have and we’re happy with him. There weren’t offers for him and Mourinho said what he said in a friendly way. Now we’re not selling and after one year we’ll see. [..] Last year he had a very important injury and it was fatal. The problem is that now complaining about Bale is a sport. I don’t know if it’s because people want to complain about Bale or about me”.
The president also spoke about Cristiano Ronaldo and his intention of leaving the club: “I don’t know what happened. There was an information from A Bola… There weren’t any topics to talk about during the summer, so people spoke. He was angry because the fiscal issue, but I didn’t get that he wanted to leave. He said he was happy here. At Monaco he was very clear, he is happy at Real Madrid. Cristiano will play on Wednesday in the Champions and we only have to see how he started the season”.
Part of the success of the team is due to Zinedine Zidane: “Currently, we are living a great time and Zinedine Zidane is very important. He has a great integrity and the players now he is very fair. He never asked me a pay rise. He didn’t speak to me about money, not even when we signed him from Juventus”, Florentino said.
Another important announcement to be done is the renewal of Isco’s contract: “Isco came here very young and he has only improved since then. What we thought he could be, he’s achieving it. We’re going to announce his renewal very soon. His renewal is closed. If I had paid attention to the ones who said we should have sold Isco, we’ll now be disgraced”, Florentino said.
Marco Asensio is also highlighting in the team, like Isco: “I don’t remember his release clause, but he wouldn’t leave Real Madrid not even if he had a €10M clause because he’s happy here. He’s a great player. He scores superb goals, but also in the training sessions. He’s perfectly tied by Real Madrid and he’s very happy here”.
Finally, Florentino Pérez spoke about the transfer market and Mbappé, his target during the summer: “He chose PSG because he was born in Paris. We talked, but I don’t know if it was the right time to bring him here and disturb the atmosphere in the dressing room. Finally, it happened something normal: Mbappé is from París and PSG wanted him…”.