Perez pays tribute to Ronaldo and Zidane

Ruben Hill
September 24, 2018

Zidane guided Madrid to an unprecedented three successive Champions League titles in less than three years at the helm, opting to step down a few days after completing the hat-trick in May.

The two iconic figures left the club this summer for different reasons as they both made a decision to face new challenges in their careers.

Ronaldo had an astonishing £1bn buyout clause in his Real contract, but Perez has been quick to state that the astronomical figure in Ronaldo's contract was just to make sure that the club can gain as much money for their star players, if they wish to move on.

Both former employees could cross paths with Real in the future and the club have said they will be welcomed in open arms.

Perez said: "He is the top scorer in the club's history and a worthy successor to (Alfredo) Di Stefano".

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"During nine seasons, he was a benchmark and his trajectory will be counted from generation to generation".

"He has been a reference and his story will be told from generation to generation, an example for all who wear this jersey".

Real Madrid have released brand new footage showing what their Santiago Bernabeu 21st century upgrade will look like. We knew it. The most positive thing is that the team has taken the three points, has known how to suffer, you also have to do it to win a league.

Julen Lopetegui hails Real Madrid's "great effort" to pick up all three points from their home meeting with Espanyol on Saturday evening.

The only goal of the match was scored by Spain global Marco Asensio four minutes before half time as he drilled in a low shot into the keeper's left-hand corner.

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