Zinedine Zidane surprised many when he decided to return to Real Madrid to once again take up the managerial reigns earlier this month.
Madrid have been in turmoil this season. Zidane’s replacement, Julen Lopetegui lasted only 138 days and his successor Santiago Solari was given just 119 days at the helm before being told his services were no longer required.
Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu comes at a time where they are expected to end the season with no trophies, which is something they are unaccustomed to after winning the Champions League three years in succession.
According to a report from Spanish media outlet El Confidencial, Zidane has ‘demanded’ that Madrid president Florentino Perez attempts to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen this summer.
Eriksen’s contract in North London expires next summer and Spurs face a deliberation of whether to sell the Dane this summer or risk letting him walk away for free in thirteen months’ time, something which Daniel Levy is unlikely to allow.
Talks between Spurs and Eriksen’s representatives are yet to see any progression in he former Ajax man committing his future to the Premier League side.
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