Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, saying the club will always be their home.
Both men departed Los Blancos in the summer, Ronaldo joining Juventus and Zidane resigning after back-to-back Champions League victories.
‘There are two figures that I want to refer to: the worthy successor of (Alfredo) Di Stefano and the club’s top scorer, Cristiano.
‘During nine seasons, he has been a benchmark and his achievements will be recounted from generation to generation.
‘He is an example for all those who wear the Real shirt and those who have the dream of doing so in the future. Thank you very much, Cristiano.
‘Another of our great references is and always will be Zidane.
‘As a coach, he has entered the history books as a giant of Real Madrid. He won nine titles in less than three years, with three Champions League triumphs.
‘Zidane is Real Madrid and he knows, along with Cristiano, that this is their house forever. Thanks Zizou.’