We don’t need new signings – Zinedine Zidane

We don’t need new signings – Zinedine Zidane


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says the club doesn’t need to make any new signings before the transfer ban comes into place.

Los Blancos were handed a ban on registering new players for the next two transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching rules over the signing of players under the age of 18 from overseas. They will appeal against the ban handed down by FIFA which could allow them to make reinforcements in the summer.

With six days to go until the end of the transfer window in Spain, boss Zidane told a room full of journalists that he didn’t see the need for new signings.

At his press conference ahead of Real’s trip to Real Betis, the Frenchman said: “No, I don’t think it is necessary to reinforce the squad. I am not going to look outside for what I already have inside.”

He also added that nobody would be leaving the club in the coming days – killing the rumour that defender Nacho Fernandez could head to Seria A after host of Italian clubs were linked with him.

He stated: “Nacho is not leaving. He is young, the future of the team, he trained well with total normality and nothing more. He won’t leave. There are not three good centre backs, there are four – Nacho also counts. Better to have four like them than four that are less strong. I prefer to choose between these four and that is my responsibility, each week will be different.

“We have 26 players. Every week there are 18 players called and a starting 11. We will need everyone for sure.”

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