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Did Zidane Quit Real Madrid Over De Gea And Hazard?

According to reports in England Zinedine Zidane walked away from Real Madrid after a dispute with club president Florentino Perez over their transfer targets.

Zidane stunned the footballing world when he sensationally quit Madrid just days after landing an historic Champions League hat-trick.

Reports in The Sun newspaper suggest that Zidane, who said he felt it was the right time to go in his press conference last week had a difference of opinion with Real president Florentino Pérez over summer transfer targets.

According to the paper, Zidane told Perez his top transfer choice this summer was Eden Hazard from Chelsea but the Real president said no.

And when Perez told Zidane he wished to bring in long-term target De Gea from Manchester United, the manager insisted he had faith in current goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

The debate went back and forth and ended, it is claimed, with Zidane telling Perez:

“I am done. You take care of the team.”

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and former Madrid midfielder Guti are the front-runners to take over at the Bernabeu.

Appearing alongside president Perez at the press conference last week, Zidane said:

‘I have taken the decision to not continue going into the next season. For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. It was not an easy decision.’