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Zinedine Zidane won’t sign a new goalkeeper as it could hinder his son’s chances of progression

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with Bilbao stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga - but the Frenchman insists he doesn't need another goalkeeper

There’s quite a lot of things wrong with Real Madrid at the moment. 

Injuries to the likes of Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal have hindered their campaign, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema continue to struggle in front of goal.


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And then there’s the whole goalkeeper debate. 

Poor Keylor

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Poor Keylor

Since joining Real Madrid as Iker Casillas’ replacement, Keylor Navas has been heavily scrutinised by fans and experts alike – while David de Gea continues to be linked with a move to the Spanish giants.

However, Los Blancos have been eyeing another ‘keeper recently; Athletic Bilbao stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Spain’s next big thing

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Spain’s next big thing

Arrizabalaga is considered a huge talent in La Liga and could be one of the world’s best in a few years time – so naturally, Madrid have been heavily linked with him for some time.

However, manager Zinedine Zidane insists he isn’t looking for a new goalkeeper. 

Mister Grumpy

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Mister Grumpy

And according to Spanish outlet Sport, Zidane believes the arrival of Spain’s No 2 goalkeeper could hinder the progression of his son, Luca.

During the pre-match press conference ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Numancia, the Frenchman was uncharacteristically snappy when asked about Kepa.

He exploded: “I don’t need any goalkeeper.”

Luca Zidane has been Real Madrid’s third-choice goalkeeper this season

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Luca Zidane has been Real Madrid’s third-choice goalkeeper this season

Luca Zidane – the manager’s 19-year-old son – is currently the third-choice shot-stopper at the Bernabeu, behind Navas and Kiko Casilla.

But unfortunately, the youngster already has a bit of a reputation in Spain for a succession of high-profile blunders for the club’s youth side.


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According to reports in Spain, Zidane is renowned for being a bit over-protective of his sons, with Luca’s older brother Enzo Zidane seemingly given far more opportunities than he deserved during his time at the club.

Enzo, Luca, Theo and Elyaz have all followed in their father’s footsteps

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Enzo, Luca, Theo and Elyaz have all followed in their father’s footsteps

Enzo was eventually sold to minnows Alaves in the summer – only for the relegation strugglers to ship him onto Swiss side Lausanne earlier this month.

Being the manager’s son clearly has it perks. 


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