Another Zidane is on the rise

The Zidane dynasty is very much on the up. Enzo, Zizou’s oldest son, is following in his father’s golden footsteps and is set to represent Real Madrid’s under-18s (‘Juvenil A’) next season, the last waypoint before making the leap into senior football. The starlet, who just turned 18, is coming off a fine campaign in Fernando Morientes’ championship-winning under-17s (‘Juvenil B’).

Enzo has been a regular this season, acquitting himself equally well in the hole behind the strikers and in central midfield, where his old man shone in his halcyon days. The 18-year-old is all set for his tenth season at Valdebebas, having risen through the ranks and to the cusp of the big time – José Mourinho invited the youngster to train with the first team two years ago – purely on his own merit.

The starlet has superb technique, including the odd move reminiscent of his father, although it is pointless drawing comparisons at this stage. He possesses a wicked shot from long range and is also a real physical specimen, coming in at 6 feet 1½ and 75 kg, according to the club’s website.

When not in France completing his coaching badges, Zidane Sr. has barely missed a ‘Juvenil B’ game in which his chip off the old block has featured. It is worth remembering that Enzo’s younger brothers, Luca and Theo, are also on Real Madrid’s books.

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