Zidane is making his comeback in France. No, it’s not Zinedine, but Enzo, his eldest son. The player trained in real Madrid just signed up with Rodez, a club that plays in Ligue 2, for a period of one year, announced the club on its website on Wednesday.
The eldest son of Zinedine Zidane, 26, struggled to win in the Spanish second division with Almeria. To relaunch his career and free from any contract since last October, he decided to return to France and initial a one-season contract with the Rodez club. Like a homecoming, since Aveyron is where her mother, Véronique came from. “Enzo joins Rodez Aveyron Football with humility and the desire to have fun again”, announces the club. The Zidane family is also close to Rodez, since “Zizou” has been one of its shareholders since 2012.
In sporting and financial difficulty, Rodez Aveyron Football has relaunched itself thanks to a capital increase and the involvement of Zinédine Zidane. “Endowed with strong technical qualities, at ease in small spaces and with a precise ball strike, Enzo Zidane will put all his qualities at the service of the Sang et Or club”, insists the club.
What is the background of Enzo Zidane?
Naturalized Spanish in 2006, Enzo Zidane was called up to the Spanish under-15 team in 2009 and to the French under-19 team in 2014, without playing. He was trained at Real Madrid where he signed professional in 2013. Since his debut with the reserve team of the Madrid club in 2014, the midfielder has known different clubs without succeeding in winning: Alavés in Spanish D2 (2017 ), FC Lausanne sport in Switzerland (2017-2018), Rayo Majadahonda, in the Spanish second division (2018-2019), CD Aves, in the Portuguese second division (2019-2020) and finally Almeria, in the Spanish second division ( 2020). He will now wear number 5 at Rodez, a club which finished 15th this season in Ligue 2.