Dozens of players joined and left Real Madrid during the reign of French Zinedine Zidane, which was over two periods.
Despite the numerous deals accomplished by the royal, Zizou failed to find a striker who would replace or replace his compatriot Karim Benzema, who maintained his prime position over the past years while the rest of the attackers were looking for an opportunity to appear and shine.
Borja Mayoral, Raul de Thomas, Alvaro Morata, Mariano Diaz and Luca Jovic did not give Zidane the offensive solutions and the sniper player he was looking for.
Alvaro Morata: He performed exceptionally well in the 2016-2017 season under Zidane’s management, scoring 20 goals in 43 matches; But these numbers did not lead Zidane to rely on him and give him more minutes of play, so he left for Chelsea.
Borja Mayoral: A graduate of Real Madrid’s academy and one of the former stars of the “Castilla” team (Real’s second team), which Zidane trained, in the 2017-2018 season, he played 24 matches with the first team before moving from one team to another on loan, the last of which was with Levante for two seasons (2018- 2019, and 2019-2020), scoring 14 goals each season.
Mariano Diaz: The star of the French League with Lyon, whom “Zizou” seated on the bench, and despite scoring 16 goals in 22 matches with “Castilla”, who was coached by “Zizou”, but the latter was not convinced of him or gave him his full opportunity, and the player starred with Lyon, France, And it was ranked fifth in the league’s top scorer list with 18 goals.
Raul de Thomas: Zidane did not play him in any match since his promotion to the first team, he was loaned to Rayo Vallecano for the 2018-2019 season, and Benfica bought it for 20 million euros.
– Luca Yovitch: One of the worst deals in the history of the Royal, the player who paid Real Madrid 60 million euros for his services scored two goals in two seasons.
And the former German Bayer Leverkusen star, who was competing with Robert Lewandowski for the top scorer of the “Bundesliga”, did not convince Zidane, who does not see in the Meringue attack anyone competing with Benzema.
It seems that the Serbian international faces the fate of the four former strikers, and that he will exit the narrow door in search of additional playing minutes, or to be a regular in another team.