5 Premier League stars that can make Real Madrid a better team
When the season took off, Real Madrid seemed capable of replicating the scintillating form from last season.
It was doubtful that anyone could have thought of seeing them in the position they currently occupy - in third place and five points behind league leaders & arch-rivals Barcelona.
In theory, Barcelona has a squad that appears weaker compared to Los Merengues but the story on the pitch has been completely different.
Although Zidane has backed his team to regain their usual swagger, the French mastermind needs to give a thought to potential reinforcements that can help Madrid achieve their goals.
Should he turn his eyes to the Premier League, here are five talents that can certainly help Los Blancos up the ante and provide fierce competition for the Blaugrana.
#5 Hector Bellerin
Arsenal's Bellerin is one of the Premier League players capable of improving Madrid's defensive frailties. Since the start of the season, only captain Sergio Ramos has constantly featured in all games for the Los Merengues.
With 25-year-old Dani Carvajal out of the scene due to a heart condition, there is a need for an adequate replacement as 18-year old Achraf Hakimi is still too young for the pressure of being Real's first choice right back.
Carvajal might be declared fit to play, but his fitness cannot be guaranteed given the problem he is currently facing. Hence, Zidane needs a strong option to replace him.
Bellerin is an ex-La Masia graduate who left for Arsenal in 2011 after failing to make the cut at the Nou Camp.
The 22-year-old has become a pivotal player at the Emirates and his pace and defensive abilities will be a welcome addition.
Barcelona were said to be keen on their ex-youngster, but Nelson Semedo's arrival has given Real leeway to chase one of the best talents in the Premier League