Madrid pins return to form on Ronaldo back for Champs League

Squawka predicts the 2017-18 Champions League season

Real Madrid youngster Marco Asensio has today opened up on Barcelona's interest in him during his time with Mallorca, as well as his happiness at the Bernabeu.

The 21-year-old has made an impressive start to the season and Zidane has clearly been impressed to laud his performances.

The midfielder has starred for the Spanish champions this year and he is now one of the hottest properties in world football.

Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to return to action as he prepares for his first start of the season when Real Madrid begin their Champions League defence on Wednesday against APOEL Nicosia, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday.

He unleashed a left-footed thunderbolt to help Madrid beat Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup last month and the Spain global claims his club manager has likened him to their bitter rivals' biggest star.

Madrid pins return to form on Ronaldo back for Champs League
Madrid pins return to form on Ronaldo back for Champs League

"We all know how good Cristiano is and I prefer him to be with us all the time". I guess what my [release] clause says'. No, I would not go to PSG. "No, not really, because I'm very happy here".

As fans of Los Blancos have been keen to remind their bitter rivals over recent months, Barcelona had the chance to sign Asensio from Mallorca prior to Real's offer, but refused to pay the asking price of 3.9 million Euro.

A Real Madrid star has insisted he has no desire to join Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, despite the recent rumours surrounding his future.

"I was a little impressed, because Messi is a piece of a footballer".

Related news: