Luca Zidane ‘set to join Montpellier’ in search of regular first team football

Luca Zidane, son of Real Madrid boss Zinedine, is ‘set to leave the Spanish giants on a free transfer and join French side Montpellier’ in search of regular first-team football.

Luca Zidane, the son of Real Madrid boss Zinedine, will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the month, according to Marca.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper has spent this season on loan at Racing Santander, starting 29 games for the second division side.

But according to the Spanish newspaper, Zidane’s future could be back in France with Montpellier, who have been in touch with his agent about a deal.

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They claim that Alain Miglaccio, the keeper’s representative, has opened talks over a free transfer to the Ligue 1 side. The deal would go through on July 1.

Zidane came through the ranks of Real Madrid’s academy after joining the club as a kid in 2004, when his dad was still one of the club’s biggest stars.

He made nearly 50 appearances for Real’s B team but has only appeared twice for the first team – a 2-2 draw with Villarreal in May 2018 and a 3-2 win over Huesca last season.

Both appearances came while his dad, Zinedine, was in charge, but the legendary former midfielder has preferred Thibaut Courtois and Alphonse Areola this term.

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Marca claim that Zidane Jnr failed to agree a contract extension last summer, which effectively ended his career at the Bernabeu a year early.

The France Under 20 star has represented his country at every level from Under 16 and now hopes to establish himself as first choice at a top division side in Europe.

Luca will follow his brother, Enzo, out of the Bernabeu after he departed the club for Alaves in 2017.

The midfielder is now on loan at Almeria following brief spells with Lausanne-Sport, Rayo Majadahonda and Aves.

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