| Last updated
Barca travel to the Spanish capital on Saturday to face Real Madrid in what could be Messi's last league game against their fierce rivals.
But Real boss Zidane is hoping the six-time Ballon d'Or winner stays at the club and says it's good for La Liga if he continues to ply his trade in Spain's top flight.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he told reporters: "I don't want it to be Messi's last Clasico.
"I want him to stay at Barcelona. He's fine there. It's good that he stays for La Liga."
Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid manager): Messi's future? Let him stay, let him stay. He's very well here and it's good for La Liga." pic.twitter.com/PKmiCu0Dq7
- barcacentre (@barcacentre) April 9, 2021
The Frenchman added: "We know the player that Messi is. He may not be scoring goals, but we know the player that he is.
"We are going to play against Barcelona. It is true that we know the player that he is, but they are all very good - they have many great players."
Sergio Ramos has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation with his own contract also up in the summer.
On the legendary Spanish defender potentially playing in his last El Clasico, Zidane added: "Hopefully it is not his last Clasico and he stays here."
Real vs. Barca is a huge top-of-the-table clash as the race for the league title hots up with just over a month of the season left.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read