Zidane, end of a story?


By: Manu Tournoux

While Zinedine Zidane has not returned to the bench for more than two years, his youngest son, Elyaz, is in turn ready to leave Real Madrid.

A few years ago, there were many Zidanes on the Real Madrid side. Zinedine Zidane first of all, with a brilliant stint as coach of the Merengue team including these three Champions Leagues won consecutively between 2016 and 2018. Then the sons of the former number 10 of the France team , Enzo, Luca, Théo and Elyaz, all passed through Castilla, with more or less convincing destinies in high-level football. For Elyaz Zidane, the youngest of the siblings, the time to leave the Madrid cocoon may have come.

According to information from Marca, the now eighteen-year-old defender would be tired of not having more playing time within the Madrid U19 team. Only two starts in twenty-one matches, too few for the young player who fears for his place in the France team. The media thus explained that Elyaz Zidane would be deep in thought about the rest of his season and would consider leaving in the winter transfer window.

Théo is patient, Elyaz is impatient

Ready or definitive departure, the subject still remains open, but the French hope is determined to make things happen. If he came from Real Madrid, there would only be one representative of the Zidane family left, in the person of his brother Théo. The twenty-one-year-old midfielder seems quite close to a first-team appearance. Carlo Ancelotti has in any case included him twice in his group, without having yet brought him into play.

If Théo Zidane remains patient and continues to work while waiting for an opportunity, his brother Elyaz, winner of the Euro U17 with the France team, believes he has no more time to lose. If he is not certain of getting more playing time at Castilla under Alvaro Arbeloa, he should leave. And quickly.

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