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Real Madrid agree €50m deal for first summer signing under Zidane

"I think it is ideal and fantastic", the former Chelsea boss said, even as he was quick to add he was never disappointed by Madrid's decision not to hire him.

"I'm not going to talk about a player that isn't mine", Zidane explained.

The team has fallen into crisis since he left in May after winning an unprecedented third straight Champions League.

"The players - even those who have played less - are training, but then a game is not the same as a workout", the Frenchman told reporters at a news conference to preview Saturday's clash with Celta Vigo. "I am counting on him like everyone else".

Zidane's return puts Bale's future in further doubt, given the pair's relationship became strained last season, before the Welshman said he was considering his future at the club. Zidane as a player was known for his wonderful vision and he had somewhat underlyingly predicted the slight downfall of the club since his departure in his first press conference back at the club.

Zidane's return to Real Madrid, just over nine months after resigning as coach in the wake of last May's Champions League win has helped to change the atmosphere from one of depression to euphoria virtually overnight.

Zidane was also asked about Paris St Germain duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after Real president Florentino Perez reportedly said earlier this week "I'd take them both".

"We are here to think football", he added.

"He wants to play all his career for Real Madrid".

"I'm going to count on Isco, as well as other players, the important thing is that I make each player feel very involved". Madrid would still have young talents Brahim Diaz and Fede Valverde to look at in pre-season and decide whether they stay as part of the first team squad or go out on loan next season.

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