Zinedine Zidane’s son chooses to represent Algeria

Luca Zidane, the son of French legend and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, has reportedly made himself available to represent Algeria should he get a call up from the defending African Champions, according to Echorouk

Current Les Verts goalkeepers Raïs M’Bolhi and Azzedine Doukha are both ageing and Head Coach Djamel Belmadi is eyeing the son of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane for the national team as he attempts to cut down the average age of the two goalkeepers at the moment.

At age 21, Luca Zidane is eligible to play for France and Spain at the international level, but given the trajectory of his career, he has chosen to represent Algeria.

Head Coach Djamel Belmadi has tasked the Algerian FA to quickly look into completing Luca Zidane’s paperwork and all that he will require to be available for the National Team.

Luca Zidane is currently on loan at Racing Santander of La Liga from Real Madrid where he has played a total of 29 games and kept six clean sheets before the deadly Coronavirus crisis brought the league to a halt.

The young shot stopper has represented France at the Youth Level from U16 to U20 level, making a total of 30 appearances but hasn’t played for the French senior side which makes it possible for him to switch to Algeria.

Luca Zidane is looking at meeting with Algeria’s head coach Djamel Belmadi one-on-one when it’s convenient to do so and hopefully find an agreement.