Owing to the good performances by Real Madrid in their last few games, Zinedine Zidane’s position with the club has changed. There were rumours that the Madrid boss could be sacked at the end of the season or even before should the team form continue to drop.
When we take into account the stature of the team, silverware that they win at the end of the campaign matters but the situation surrounding him are changing and there are positive feelings about the idea of him staying at the club beyond this season.
Real Madrid haven’t lost a game in La Liga since February, and while the situation isn’t ideal, still managed to take a point off Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. Moreover, they also eased past Atalanta in the Round of 16, qualifying for the quarter-finals for the first time in three years.
Moving on to transfer talk, Luka Modric is confirmed to be staying. Speaking on the topic on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano and Francesco Porzio speculated that they probably want to announce Ramos and Modric together. Madrid president Florentino Perez will be pushing to retain Ramos. They have to find an economical agreement to make the player stay.
As for the situstion of Martin Odegaard, Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal board, the director and the player are all very well connected. Odegaard is only on a simple loan that will expire at the end of the season. The two clubs will meet and the future of the player will be decided.
Arsenal want to keep him considering his great professionalism and equally great performances. He was arguably the best January signing but wasn’t an easy deal, given that Real Sociedad were also trying to sign him.