Zidane only signed two players during the summer transfer window. Getty


  • The French boss also admitted that none will leave the Bernabeu in January.
  • Los Blancos are eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga after only 13 games.

Zinedine Zidane has reiterated that Real Madrid could make some additions in the January transfer window following a poor start to the season which have seen them trailing Barcelona in La Liga by eight points.

The French boss only made two signings during the summer transfer window in the form of Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid and Dani Ceballos from Real Betis after leading Los Blancos to the Champions League and La Liga titles during the 2016-2017 campaign.

Jesus Vallejo, Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral also returned to the Santiago Bernabeu to strengthen the squad following their respective loan spells at Eintracht Frankfurt, Alaves and Wolfsburg.

However, Real surprisingly opted against making a new Galactico signing despite losing some key players lincluding Alvaro Morata, Danilo, James Rodriguez, Pepe and Mariano Diaz..

Even Cristiano Ronaldo has since questioned Los Blancos' decision with Real having endured a difficult start to the campaign.

Zidane's side are third in La Liga, eight points behind Barcelona, and will qualify for the Champions League last 16 as runners-up in their group after suffering a humiliating 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Reports in Spain in recent days have claimed that Real could go into the market in January to help Zidane turn around the situation in the second part of the season.

It has been said that signing a new striker and a goalkeeper are Zidane's main priorities with the Frenchman having previously admitted that in the summer he tried to convince current Chelsea star Morata to stay.

Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United's Anthony Martial and RB Leipzig starlet Timo Werner has been mentioned as potential candidates to bolster Real's attack ahead of the second part of the season.

Meanwhile, United number one David De Gea and Athletic Club Bilbao's keeper Kepa continue to be linked with the Champions League holders with Keylor Navas having missed a number of games during the opening part of the season due to injury.

Zidane failed to disclose the names of potential targets but did admit that Los Blancos could bolster their squad with new signings once the transfer window reopens in January.

"It could happen. I'm very happy with my squad, that's why I don't want anyone to leave but in football anything can happen. When the window opens we'll talk, there could be movement or not. I'm sure that nobody is going," Zidane said when asked whether Real plan to make any new additions in January.

"There is talk in the press of a forward and a goalkeeper. We know that we can sign but at the moment we're not looking at that."