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Zinedine Zidane Refuses to Rule Out Potential Real Madrid Return for Cristiano Ronaldo

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a potential return to Real Madrid in the summer
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a potential return to Real Madrid in the summer / VI-Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has refused to rule out a potential return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu, opening the door for the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner to come back to the club where he enjoyed unparalleled success.

Ronaldo's future at Juventus has come under increased speculation following the Bianconeri's exit at the hands of Porto in the Champions League last week, with rumours emerging that the Portugeses superstar will look for greener pastures in the summer.

"Maybe. We know Cristiano, the person he is and what he did here. But he's a Juventus player... We'll see what happens in the future. I was lucky to coach him. He's really impressive," Zidane said when asked about Ronaldo ahead of Madrid's Champions League round-of-16 second leg with Atalanta.

Zidane's comments are likely to reignite the speculation over a potential return of Ronaldo, with his former team-mate, Karim Benzema too hailing Madrid's all-time highest goalscorer.

"I did a lot of things with Cristiano at Madrid, scored a lot of goals, gave a lot of assists. But he left three years ago. I'm not the president or the coach, so I don't know if he's OK or not at Juve. He's always behaved well with me, and he's a player who will always score goals, but I can't say if he'll come here."

Ronaldo joined Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 and enjoyed nine trophy-laden years at the Bernabeu, scoring 450 goals and leading the club to two LaLiga titles and four Champions League honours.