Real Madrid promotes Theo Zidane to first-team squad

Theo Zidane, football legend Zinedine Zidane’s third son, has followed in the footsteps of his older brothers, Enzo and Luca, by training with the Real Madrid first-team squad.

The French coach called up some players from the academy in order to make up the numbers for training on Tuesday, and Theo was one of those asked to make the step up, sources say.

Theo has been at Madrid for 11 seasons and is tipped to have the highest potential of the coach’s three sons, and he has been involved in the club’s Castilla team this campaign, as per Marca.

Theo Zidane has trained with the first team before, in October 2019 during an international break.

A midfielder like his father, the 18-year-old Zidane has represented France at junior level and has already made his Castilla debut.