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Real Madrid to give Zidane's son his senior chance

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Can Enzo replicate the achievements of his father? (©GettyImages)
Can Enzo replicate the achievements of his father? (©GettyImages).

Enzo Fernandez, the 18-year-old son of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, will be integrated in the Real Madrid C squad this season.

In September 2011, Jose Mourinho had invited the 16-year-old to train with the Real Madrid senior team for the first time.

This was a unique opportunity to show everyone at the club his qualities. The player operates as an attacking midfielder just like his father. 

Now, Enzo was supposed to play with the Juvenil A team - the under 19 Real Madrid team - but instead he will play senior football with Real Madrid C.

The teenager, however, may find it hard to force his way into Carlo Ancelotti's first-team, even with such a well regarded father.

Florentino Perez's transfer policy has not been helpful for the Castilla players. The last player who came out of La Castilla and settled in the first team was Iker Casillas.

Indeed, it has been very hard for young players to make it into the first team but Real Madrid is under pressure to produce local talent.

With the economic crisis still going on in Spain, Real Madrid will not be able to splash the cash every summer.

They have to renew their model and the should follow the examples of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund which proved to be efficient.

With Daniel Carvajal, Alvaro Morata and Jese Rodriguez, they have the quality to make it into the first team but only if the hierarchy leaves them time to develop.

 

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