"He's an important player for us, he works hard and he's crucial". In one year, maybe I won't be here.
The agreement includes a massive 700-million-euro release clause, with Real following a policy of securing their stars with prohibitive figures in a bid to avoid the scenario that recently saw Paris Saint-Germain sign Neymar from Barcelona by paying his 222-million-euro buy-out fee.
Zidane will see his salary in the Spanish capital nearly double from €4.35m to around €8m-per-season, although some of his wages will be dependent on how well Real do at defending both their La Liga and Champions League crowns in 2017/18.
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Quite simply, Farah will go down in history as Britain's best-ever athlete and one of the greatest the world has ever witnessed. America's Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo finished in 13 mins 33.20 secs to take bronze.
"I'm very happy for the confidence Real Madrid shows in me", he added.
"Yes, I am happy, but it does not mean anything", he told a pre-match news conference.
Andre Gomes and Thomas Vermaelen both missed Monday night's Trofeu Gamper game against Chapecoense at Camp Nou, but are expected to be available for the Clasico at home to Real Madrid. And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title. The opposite. They're a club in the process of changing but Barcelona is Barcelona.
Otherwise, the two sides would have to play out identical draws in this season's Clasicos, or win one each by identical scorelines - with Madrid having to have a better goal difference overall, for the Index's outcome to come true.
The French boss and president Florentino Perez are understood to be desperate to keep hold of Asensio as they see him as the long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo but it remains to be seen whether the player can be convinced to stay.