Zinedine Zidane has refused to hit the transfer targets reported by Real Madrid. His focus was on the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday at the Spanish third division club Alcoyano.
According to reports in Spain, Bayern Munich center-back David Alaba will join Real Madrid as a free agent this summer. However, when asked about the speculation, Zidane said: “I understand you have to ask but you are asking about a player who isn’t.” mine. I’m so sorry. As a coach, I’m only interested in tomorrow’s game. “
The 28-year-old Alaba has turned down several offers to extend his contract with Bayern and is a target for Europe’s top clubs.
The Austrian international, who has won 25 titles with Bayern in 10 seasons, has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Real Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is another player who has been linked to Real Madrid in recent years.
PSG sporting director Leonardo recently said his club had not yet reached an agreement to renew the contracts of star players Neymar and Mbappe, whose contracts both end in June 2022.
When asked if he would give his approval to his club, which will sign Mbappe this summer, Zidane also declined to comment.
However, he believes that top players like Mbappe decide where to play.
“In the end, that’s how it is,” he said. “But every player has their contract, their stuff … but it’s not good to get involved in that sort of thing. I can talk about my players, but when it comes to others it gets complicated to get involved.”
Zidane is confident that Eden Hazard will succeed in Madrid.
The Belgian winger came to the Bernabeu Stadium with a € 100m transfer from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 but failed to live up to expectations.
Injuries and poor form contributed to Hazard scoring just three goals in 32 games in all competitions for Madrid.
Hazard started last week in Madrid’s 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals and his underperformance has been criticized by fans.
“I’m sure he’s always motivated,” said Zidane. “He was a player who didn’t know what it was like to be injured and now it’s difficult to get back to his level. It’s a long process, but I have no doubt that he will return to his level. Us have to be patient to. ” to come out stronger and that will happen. I don’t doubt for a minute. “