Mercato: the Zidane hypothesis at Juventus revived

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According to Tuttosport, the arrival of Zinedine Zidane on the bench for Juventus next summer is still a possibility. The French technician seems on the departure of Real Madrid, even if the pitfalls are numerous for a return to Italy.

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He still has a year of contract left but doubts hang over the continuation of Zinedine Zidane’s adventure at Real Madrid. A little more than two years after his return to the bench (in March 2019), the French coach could leave the Merengues, which he led to the La Liga title last season and until the semi-finals of the Ligue des champions this season, despite a workforce at the end of the cycle and decimated by injuries. The idea of ​​a departure grows and even the locker room would sense a flight of the technician this summer. To go where?

Perhaps nowhere since the idea of ​​a sabbatical year is evoked at the end of his exhausting second passage, marked by several episodes of doubts. Zizou could also choose a new challenge and this one seems ready. According to Tuttosport, his profile remains a credible track to sit on the bench for Juventus this summer. His name is often mentioned in Piedmont where he left an indelible memory during his five seasons (1996-2001), before becoming the most expensive player in the world when he transferred to Real Madrid (2001) against 75 million d ‘euros.

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A possible arrival is still hypothetical. Last week, the Gazzetta dello Sport cited Massimiliano Allegri as the priority to take over from Andrea Pirlo, whose adventure on the bench is unlikely to extend beyond this season. But nothing is being done for the coach who twice led Juve to the Champions League final.

Too high a salary for Juve

In case of arrival, Zidane should also review his salary expectations downwards. According to Tuttosport, the 1998 world champion currently receives 12 million euros annually, plus 3 bonuses. A salary much too high for Juve, engaged in a controlled cost policy, especially as the club pays the last two years of Maurizio Sarri’s contract (6.5 million) after his departure last summer.

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Always very popular in Piedmont, Zidane is also a dream of Andrea Agnelli, president of the club much criticized since the fiasco of the Super League. The episode could cause changes internally (Agnelli is in the hot seat) and puts the club in some confusion as the end of the season approaches. Zidane’s arrival is still far from complete but the hypothesis still exists.

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