Since Zinedine Zidane’s return to Real Madrid, the Los Blancos are thoroughly missing the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and with the squad just managing to come back on track, their chances of winning a trophy this season are all but gone.
Zidane’s presence back at the Santiago Bernabeu has surely made an immediate impact once again but the Frenchman wants to overhaul his squad next season. Zidane, who led Real to win three back to back UEFA Champions League title, has a couple of targets on his mind and hasn’t held back his thoughts either.
While Karim Benzema has been in front of goal lately, Zidane needs another striker to help the Frenchman as winger Gareth Bale is likely on his way out after the season. The Welshman is known to be unsettled at Madrid and this season might be his last with the Los Blancos.
World Cup winner Tony Kroos is also reportedly to leave at the end of the season which leaves a place vacant as well.
With Zidane making plenty of changes next season, here are Real Madrid’s top three targets.
Eden Hazard- The Belgian has been Zidane’s prime target and the Chelsea winger has also made it pretty clear that he wants to don the white jersey. Throughout the season, Hazard has hinted on leaving Chelsea and joining Zidane. With a 100 Million Euro fee set on the Belgian, Madrid are willing to open to the wallet for him as they do require a winger.
Luka Jovic – The Frankfurt striker has made headlines on a daily basis through his goal scoring abilities and Luca Jovic’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu is getting closer each day. The 21-year old has been tracked by rivals FC Barcelona as well but his preference can be towards Zidane’s side. Madrid has also targetted Robert Lewandowski and Harry Kane, but given their price tags, Jovic’s move looks more realistic.
Paul Pogba – Unsettled at Manchester United, Pogba has been distressed and his performances show it. An option away from Old Trafford looks a real possibility as his relation with Solksjaer deteriorates. However, even if Pogba is to leave, the price tag on the Frenchman might be too hot for Madrid.