Real Madrid are to test Manchester United's resolve next summer with an £80m ($106m) move for Anthony Martial. The forward has become central to Jose Mourinho' plans after coming off the bench to score the winner against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season.
The Mirror reports that Real are keen to get Martial after losing out to Paris Saint Germain for the signature of French prodigy Kylian Mbappe. Zinedine Zidane has full faith in the 21-year-old and believes that the forward can emerge as the next world star given his talent. He wants to bring Martial to Spain where he fits in perfectly into his vision for the future at the home of defending European Champions.
Zidane sees him as one for the future, with the majority of Real stars currently reaching their 30s and Martial has been earmarked as one to bring some youthfulness and speed to the squad.
The 21-year-old has only started with five Premier League games for United this season, but has been used as a substitute to great effect by Mourinho, with the Frenchman having scored four times after being introduced off the bench.
Overall, he has been a massive threat, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances thus far and has picked up a good relationship with Marcus Rashford when played together. The Frenchman revealed that he has no qualms with Mourinho for the treatment meted out to him as he knows that it is for the team's benefit.
"He's hard with all of us and he is hard with me, there is no question," Martial was quoted as saying by Yahoo Sport.
"But I know that it's for my benefit. But I also know that he really likes me as a person, so there's no issue about the discipline being for the wrong reasons.
"But the objective, of course, is to have all of us in good condition, and being fit to play every match and that is what I'm hoping to do.