Juventus Respond To Claims Zinedine Zidane Will Join Them As Technical Director
Real Madrid have already seen one of the most important parts of their three Champions League wins in a row move to Juventus and they could see another do the same, the Old Lady have responded.
It's definitely going to take some getting used to seeing Cristiano Ronaldo in a Juventus shirt and running out for the Serie A champions after his €100 million transfer to Turin.
For the last nine years the five time Ballon d'Or winner has almost been Mr Real Madrid, encapsulating the Galactico idea more perfectly than anyone else could, all whilst becoming the club's leading goalscorer of all time.
During that time it felt like Ronaldo was linked with a move every summer and finally he left for Turin this summer.
Another man who had already left the Bernabeu was manager Zinedine Zidane. After two and a half years in charge and three Champions League wins in a row he decided to call it a day with Real.
Reports this week suggested that Zidane's next role could be as Technical Director at Juventus, rejoining with his former player and the Italians have now responded.
Spanish newspaper AS contacted the club and they rejected the notion citing that they already had fellow former Juve player Pavel Nedved in the position being mooted for Zizou.
The original reports said that Zidane would make the move in October, so not straight away, meaning that there's still plenty of time for Nedved to leave but it still seems unlikely.
Also hidden in the rumours was the idea that Luca Zidane, Zinedine's son, would also make the move. The goalkeeper's position at Real is under threat after the signing of Andriy Lunin and potential signing of Thibaut Courtois.
The older Zidane moved to Real from Juventus back in 2001. The 1998 World Cup winner made his name at Bordeaux before moving to Italy in 1996.
He made 209 appearances for the Old Lady, winning two Serie A titles and numerous cups before moving to Real, for a then world record fee of €77.5 million, where he won one La Liga and one Champions League title.
Could Zidane still move back to Juve?