It's safe to say Real Madrid owe a lot to Zinedine Zidane for salvaging their season which seemed destined for disappointment.
The French icon guided the club to an unprecedented 11th Champions League triumph, beating arch rivals Atletico Madrid to the coveted trophy in Milan.
In addition to their Champions League success, the Los Blancos won their last 12 games of the league season, narrowly losing out on the title to Barcelona during the final day of the campaign.
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Despite an excellent start at the club, Zidane must be well aware that there is plenty of room for improvement within the squad.
Here we take a look at three players Real Madrid should consider signing to continue their quest for trophies.
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Paul Pogba - Juventus
Let's start things off with the big one: Paul Pogba.
The former Manchester United man has established himself as one of the best midfield generals in the game today, winning four consecutive league titles with Juventus.
Pogba particularly impressed last season, taking over in the heart of Juve's midfield following the departures of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.
Pogba is exceptional at controlling the tempo of the match and provides a vital attacking threat from midfield - scoring eight times in the Serie A last season.
Matteo Darmian - Manchester United
Perhaps a surprise inclusion, Matteo Darmian has developed leaps and bounds in the past couple of seasons.
The right-back spot is an area of visible weakness for the Los Blancos, with both Carvajal and Danilo proving to be too inconsistent to nail down a regular spot in the starting XI.
Madrid supporters seem to be losing patience with Danilo, who is often costing the side in big games with poor positional play.
A solution to this problem could be Manchester United's Matteo Darmian. The Italy international started the season brilliantly before injuries hampered his progress at Old Trafford.
A regular with the national side, Darmian is technically sound and comfortable going forward as well.
Dimitri Payet - West Ham United
What a season this lad has had.
After switching Marseille for West Ham United last summer, Payet has taken the Premier League, as well as the rest of Europe, by storm.
The French playmaker was the pillar of consistency last season as he catalysed West Ham's charge for European football.
Payet scored nine and assisted a further 12 as West Ham finished the campaign in seventh place - above the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea.
Payet's incredible form saw him nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, along with the likes of Harry Kane and Riyad Mahrez.
James Rodriguez has been bitterly disappointing for the Los Blancos over the past year, with Zidane opting to leave out the Colombian in big matches.
With James' underwhelming form, Payet represents the perfect replacement to galvanise the entire squad.
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