'I don't want to work with Zidane'

Spain international midfielder Dani Ceballos reportedly issued a rather blunt response to manager Zinedine Zidane when informed he was no longer needed at the club.

With Real embarking on a record €303m (R4.92bn) off-season spending spree already, it's been reported that 12 players will need to leave this month.
 
 
And with that, several players have been informed they no longer have a future at the 13-time European champions.
 
One of those players, Ceballos, offered a rather straight forward response to Zidane's message, according to Spanish publication AS.
 
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"No problem, boss - I didn't want to carry on working with you, either," the 22-year-old Spain international is said to have told Zidane.
 
It must be noted, the duo endured a poor relationship during the Frenchmen's first spell at the club - in which he was often on the periphery of the first-team squad.
 
And the trend continued when the three-time UEFA Champions League winning coach returned for the latter stages of the trophy-less 2018/19 campaign.
 
Ceballos scored five goals and registered two assists in 56 games for Los Blancos since his €18 million switch from Real Betis in 2017.

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