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Is Enzo the new Zinedine Zidane?

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Zidane has three sons in the Madrid youth system. (©GettyImages)
Zidane has three sons in the Madrid youth system. (©GettyImages).

Being the offspring of a reputable ex-footballer can create challenges as the immensity of the pressure can become unbearable.

Being the son of one of the most illustrious players ever to grace the game is the burden 18-year-old Enzo Fernadez is forced to bear. His father is celebrated French great Zinedine Zidane.

The title has damned many youngsters careers before they had begun examples being Diego Sinagra, Andreas Laudrup and Filippo Mancini – all the offspring of greats who haven't lived up to the potential so heavily expected of them. 

A highly rated midfielder, Enzo was notably impressive and influential in Fernando Morientes’ youth team last term and this has convinced Real Madrid to offer a professional contract to the prodigy. 

This will grant him eligibility to compete for a place in the Castilla and opportunity to showcase his skills in the prestigious NextGen Series which is the under-19s equivalent of the Champions League. 

It will place the highly touted youngster in a competitive environment that will aide his development. Enzo's two younger siblings Theo and Luca are also enlisted in Real Madrid's Youth Academy.

This news comes after Zinedine Zidane is reported to be looking to step down form his director role and delve into coaching or management.

It has been reported that if Carlo Ancelotti makes to move to the Spanish capital from Paris Saint-Germain the Frenchman will be offered an assistant role.

The comparisons with his father will continue to follow young Enzo relentlessly but this is a move that could signify his attempt to come out from under his father’s Herculean shadow and establish his own name, time will tell. 


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