Zinedine Zidane wants N’Golo Kante, not Eden Hazard as Real Madrid’s first signing of the season.
Real Madrid announced the comeback of Zinedine Zidane as the head coach of the side last night.
The announcement came as a shock to the footballing world as the likes of Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino were linked with the managerial job at the club.
It was reported that Zidane has been promised complete control of the first-team and a club-overhaul at the beginning of the next season.
“I am very happy to be back, the most important thing is that,” Zinedine Zidane said in a press conference last night.
“As the president [Florentino Perez] says I am happy to be coming home. I want to work again and put this club where it should be. The only thing for me is to start work tomorrow…The feelings are good, I am happy to be back.”
Meanwhile, there have been reports on Zinedine Zidane’s list of incoming transfers. Calciomercato’s Nicolo Schira, meanwhile, has stated that N’Golo Kante is at the top of the list.
N’Golo Kante to Real Madrid:
According to Schira, N’Golo Kante is the first purchase Zinedine Zidane wants to make in the summer transfer window.
Kante established himself as a top-quality midfielder at Chelsea and France’s national team. He played a crucial role in the latter’s successful World Cup campaign last year.
Besides, the French midfielder was key to Leicester City’s miraculous Premier League winning season in 2015/16.
This season, however, a positional change under new manager Maurizio Sarri has had a significant impact on Kante’s contribution to the side.
Zidane, however, is impressed with the midfielder’s calibre and wants him to don the Real Madrid colours next season.
Eden Hazard is heavily linked with Real Madrid as well, which could create certain issues for Chelsea. FIFA imposed a transfer ban on Chelsea for two windows after they were found guilty of a breach of rules for an international transfer.
While Hazard indicated that he could leave Chelsea at the end of the current season, a move for N’Golo Kante could leave the Blues in a difficult position.
How Twitter reacted..
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) March 11, 2019
Report: Zinedine Zidane wants N’Golo Kante to be his first purchase as Real Madrid manager.
What asking price should Chelsea set on him? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/r55mG0Rhc2
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) March 12, 2019
Zidane back to Real Madrid! If we don’t get a transfer ban then I can see him buying Hazard & Kante from us for serious cash. If Sarri also stays I can see Kante leaving as I don’t believe Sarri see’s Kante as irreplaceable. Obviously I do not want them to go mind.
— Reevesy (@DavidReeves1977) March 11, 2019
Zinedine Zidane is scheduled to take part in his first training session as Real Madrid boss later today. He will return to the dugout for the first time on Saturday this week, as the side takes on Celta Vigo.