Valdano said: "Modric is the Iniesta of eight years ago, one of those players that dignify football".
With each passing day it's looking more and more likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be a Real Madrid player come the start of next season. After the match he said "it was handsome to be at Real Madrid", per Bein Sports (h/t BBC Sport).
Ronaldo's future has been a big source of speculation this summer and it appears that the 33-year-old is set to leave Real Madrid after nine years in the Spanish capital.
Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly had face-to-face talks with Madrid president Florentino Perez with the 71-year-old expected to give the move the go-ahead given the player's desire to move on.
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Despite the fact Ronaldo is heading towards the end of his career he has shown few signs of slowing down.
The Belgian is now on World Cup duty in Russian Federation.
Ronaldo has flirted with a return to Manchester United several times in the past but it was always clear that it was nothing serious and just an attempt at getting a new contract.
The Belgian winger has made no secret of his appreciation for Zidane, though the Frenchman chose to step down from his role in charge of Real after a third straight Champions League win and was replaced by Julen Lopetegui.
However, Juventus are believed to be the front-runners to secure his signature this summer as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.