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Zinedine Zidane Set To Allow His Son Luca To Leave Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane Set To Allow His Son Luca To Leave Real Madrid

It seems as though Zinedine Zidane has had enough of channeling his inner Under 11's Sunday League manager and giving his son Luca special treatment.

According to MARCA, citing a report from France Football, French second tier outfit Clermont Foot will sign the 20-year old goalkeeper in the summer transfer window, ending his 15 year stint at Los Blancos.

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Luca, a France youth international and the second-eldest of four Zidane brothers to have spent time in the Real Madrid ranks, joined Real in 2004 while his dad was a player at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He has played 41 games for the club's Castilla outfit but only has two appearances for the first-team under his belt - the latest of which came as a huge surprise last month.

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With Thibaut Courtois suffering from tendonitis in his right thigh, 'Zizou' handed a start to Luca for the 3-2 win over Huesca instead of keeping Keylor Navas in between the sticks for the second game running.

However, Navas had no issue with Zidane giving the nod to his son for his Bernabeu debut.

"They are decisions made by the technical team and we support them," Navas said after the defeat to Valencia.

"Luca is a great goalkeeper, he has shown that he is where he is because he has earned it and nobody has given him anything.

"A lot of people try to judge that he is the son of the coach and not judge the match he played, it was a match that was totally adapted to what Madrid needs, he's young, he has a lot to learn, but you have to judge him from what he does on the pitch."

Zidane has previous when it comes to favouring his kids as you may remember he named his son Enzo in the travelling squad for the Champions League final triumph over his former club Juventus in Cardiff back in 2017.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Enzo, a 24-year old midfielder, is currently playing on loan at Rayo Majadahonda in the Spanish second tier.

Topics: Football News, zidane, Football, Santiago Bernabeu, Zinedine Zidane, Luca Zidane, Real Madrid

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