Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane was going to be Real Madrid’s first signing had Zidane stayed as the coach of the first team, according to a report from France Football. Madrid had made huge progress to sign the winger but Zidane’s departure put the talks between both clubs to an end.
France Football did not publish the transfer fee Real Madrid were going to pay for Mane, but it would’ve been an expensive transfer as Liverpool are not forced to sell.
This proves that Los Blancos should try to sign their coach as soon as possible, at least if they’re going to trust that man when it comes to how the roster is built. Madrid will be facing some serious questions about players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema and they will need to see whether the coach wants all of them at his disposal for the upcoming season. That’s why Los Blancos must sign their coach.