The young French defender was one of Unai Emery’s marquee signings in the summer, costing £27m, but with the caveat that he would be loaned back to AS Saint Etienne for the 2019-20 season to continue his development.
His performances in Ligue 1 have seen his reputation grow, and according to theExpressZidane has added him to a potential list ofReal Madridtargets as he aims to recruit a replacement for Raphael Varane.
The other two defensive names on Zidane’s wishlist are Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara.
“Is this model viable? I don’t think it can make the club a success. Rather than buying a ready-made player, I’d rather we buy him to develop him and help him grow.