Only two days after winning the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane left Madrid to enjoy his holidays. Before packing the suitcase, the French manager left a clear message: “I want the same squad”. Unfortunately this won’t be possible and he has to speak with the president, Florentino Pérez, and José Ángel Sánchez, general director, to plan the next season.
Zidane published a photo on Instagram where we could see the manager with his wife Veronique enjoying their free time in Italy. After that, the coach went to Ibiza to have some fun under the Mediterranean sun but he is now in Madrid with the intention to meet the president and talk about the future.
Obviously, the first topic to talk about is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese showed his quality again on Wednesday in the Confed Cup with a great goal and he still thinks that leaving Madrid is the best option. Zidane called him to convince him to stay and he’ll speak with the president about CR7.
Zidane also tried to convince Morata to stay in the last days of the season. He even gave him some minutes in the final of the Champions League. However, the Spanish striker is decided to leave La Liga and the Premier League could be his destination. The same happens with James Rodríguez, who wants to leave Real Madrid seeking more minutes.
At least, Zinedine Zidane will have Isco in the squad after the great exhibition made by the playmaker in the last months of the season. Pepe left the club and he’ll be replaced with Jesús Vallejo. Another player to arrive will be Marcos Llorente, the perfect replacement for Casemiro, or Theo Hernández, to reinforce the left-back.
If Morata and James leave, Real Madrid need to sign another offensive player. The best option here will be Kylian Mbappé. Zidane knows very well the Monaco striker and he’ll ask the president his acquisition in case there is a gap in the offensive line.
Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Pérez will speak about all these topics in the meeting this week. After that, we’ll see how the club reacts and which players leave and come to Madrid.