Real Madrid look like they could be at a major crossroads this summer, but it appears they want to continue with Zinedine Zidane for at least one more season:
El Real Madrid afirma que cuenta con Zidane la próxima temporada https://t.co/31Hy2Kbe4R
— ABC Deportes (@abc_deportes) March 2, 2021
In a way that does make sense because he’s been a hugely successful manager for years, but there has been a doubt over his future due to his reluctance to integrate the younger players into the first team.
It could be a simple case that they aren’t good enough, but a lot of money has been spent in recent years on the likes of Dani Ceballos, Renier Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, Luka Jovic and Eder Militao to name a few, and none of them have established themselves as undisputed starters so far.
It meant the door was open to a potential change this summer to a boss who might be able to get the best out of those players, but it now sounds like Zidane will be staying.
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That news has to interest Arsenal fans when it comes to Odegaard’s future, as a recent report from Eurosport confirmed that he would look to push for a permanent transfer this summer if Zidane stays.
It appears that he doesn’t trust Zidane to give him a proper chance in the team and he’s reached that point where he needs to be playing regular football, so this suggests Arsenal have a huge chance to sign him this summer.
It’s likely he will command a sizeable fee but it could be affordable if Odegaard makes it clear that he wants out, so hopefully it’s a situation they can take advantage of if he impresses over the next few months.