Zinedine Zidane is forced to stick with what he’s got and make flop Eden Hazard the big ‘signing’ as skint Real Madrid can’t buy in January after their failed £250m spree in 2019 and struggles to ditch the dead wood
- It is set to be a disappointing January for Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane
- Madrid are struggling to offload players, meaning they won’t be able to spend
- They are paying the price for their rash £250million spending spree in 2019
- Eden Hazard is continuing to flop following his mega-money move from Chelsea
- The pressure is now on Zidane to make things work with what he currently has
- Martin Odegaard is one player who could be heading out the door – to Arsenal
Zinedine Zidane is unlikely to be given funds in the January transfer window because Real Madrid are struggling to move players out and the pressure is on him to make things work with what he has and, in particular halt the alarming slide of record signing Eden Hazard.
‘Right now he should not be starting for Real Madrid, but it’s Zidane who picks the team,’ said former Madrid player and director of football Peda Mijatovic. ‘What is worrying is the team plays well without him.’
Zidane has to get the best out of Hazard because the club are struggling to refresh the squad in January.
Zinedine Zidane will have to make the most of what he has with January spending unlikely
Eden Hazard’s horror Madrid career continues, and Zidane must try and get the best out of him
Martin Odegaard is edging closer to a move to Arsenal but Sportsmail understands Liverpool have no interest in taking defender Militao on loan despite stories linking the Brazilian defender to Anfield. The 22-year-old has only made two starts all season and one of those was one of Real Madrid’s worst performances, a 3-2 defeat at home in the Champions League to Shakhtar Donetsk.
He is not fancied by Zidane and the same currently goes for Mariano Diaz, Alvaro Odriozola, Isco and even Vinicius but for now all look set to stay where they are, blocking recruitment.
The reigning Spanish champions were able to send Luka Jovic back to Eintracht Frankfurt but only on a loan deal for the rest of the season. After just five Real appearances this term, he wasted no time in serving a reminder of what he’s capable of with two goals from the bench to fire Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Schalke in his first game back. But other loaned players are showing no signs of convincing clubs to take them permanently.
Gareth Bale looks set to return in the summer and play out the last season of his contract at the Bernabeu and although former Manchester City forward Brahim Diaz has done okay at Milan they have no plans to try to sign him for the €20m (£18m) plus transfer fee Madrid want.
The likes of Militao (L) and Isco (R) are not fancied by Zidane, but they look likely to stay
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