The 3-time Champions League winning manager and Real Madrid’s very own Zinedine Zidane is back at Real Madrid and he will look to get things done his way in the transfer market.
The Frenchman is back in the Los Blancos dugout mere 10 months after he stepped down. The European Champions look destined to finish the season without a major silverware this season as both Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari could not fill in Zizou’s shoes.
And with Zidane back, the Frenchman will look to take control of the transfer business in the upcoming summer transfer window. While he will try to bring in one of Hazard, Neymar and Mbappe, there will also be a few departures. Which players are safe under Zidane and who have their future hanging in balance?
Here are five Madridistas who might leave the club after Zidane’s return:
Honorary Mentions (Kroos and Isco):
Toni Kroos has won everything with Real Madrid, including 3 Champions League titles, La Liga and a lot more. And the German himself has confessed that he is not motivated enough to give 100% at the club.
Kroos is just 29 right now and needs a new challenge away from Real Madrid. But at this moment, Madrid are more likely to sell Luka Modric. (We’ll get there) And with the Ballon d’Or winner leaving in the summer, the club cannot afford to let Kroos leave at the same time. So the German will stay in Spain at least for one more season.
Isco’s case is much different than Kroos. The talented Spaniard was completely kept out of the squad by Solari during his tenure but proved his worth in Ziadne’s first game on the return. Isco’s future will depend on how he performs in whatever that’s left this season. Because at things stand, both the club and fans are losing their faith in the midfielder.