5 players who could be the first galactico signing under Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane has had a record-breaking spell as Real Madrid manager in his two years in charge of Los Blancos. The team has won staggering 8 trophies in just two years under the guidance of the French manager.
Appointed to replace Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard mediocre start to his reign at Santiago Bernabeu, Zizou has exceeded expectation by making history by guiding Real Madrid to back to back Champions League glory- Los Blancos being the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.
Zidane and his extraordinary Real Madrid side became the first team in UEFA Champions League history to reach three consecutive finals when they brushed aside a determined Bayern Munich side in the semifinals. Los Blancos will face Liverpool in a mouth-watering clash in Kyiv, Ukraine on 26th this month.
Zidane reign as a Real Madrid manager has not been characterized by Florentino Perez's galactico policy of signing at least one superstar in every summer. On the contrary, the four players that have been signed during Zidane tenure have been little-known youngsters who are yet to reach the pinnacle of their careers, they include; Vinicius Junior, Theo Hernandez, Alvaro Morata and Dani Ceballos.
However, with important first team players like Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric all ageing as they are above 30 years old it's now the perfect time for Real Madrid to make the first galactico signing under Zinedine Zidane to rejuvenate their ageing squad.
Here is a look at 5 superstars who could be targeted by Florentino Perez to be the first galactico signing under Zizou's reign at Santiago Bernabeu.
#5 Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba is one of the best central midfielders in Europe. The French midfielder left Manchester United to join Juventus on a free transfer as a youngster after a falling-out with legendary manager Sir. Alex Ferguson.
Pogba developed into a complete player at Juventus playing alongside Italian midfield artist Andrea Pirlo and Chilean midfield maestro Arturo Vidal. He lifted 8 trophies in his four years at Juventus before sealing a sensational return to Manchester United on a mammoth £89 Million deal becoming Jose Mourinho's third signing as a Manchester United manager.
Paul Pogba helped Manchester United to UEFA Europa League glory where the Red Devils downed a youthful Ajax in the finals where he scored the opening goal. The French midfielder Europa League exploits led him to be crowned the player of the tournament.
Pogba has been in impressive form for Manchester United this season being involved in 19 goals for the Red Devils with 7 goals and 11 assists. He has been more impressive than Real Madrid current central midfield with Casemiro being the closest as he has been involved in 9 goals for the Los Blancos;-6 goals and 3 assists.
However, the French superstar has had problems with Jose Mourinho and has been in and out of the starting eleven a situation that could stir a summer move away from Old Trafford. This present a perfect opportunity for Real Madrid to pounce and Zinedine Zidane would welcome the addition of his counterpart to the midfield ranks at Santiago Bernabeu.