Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants Sevilla defender Jules Kounde at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

The defender has been impressive for Sevilla and he has caught the attention of Zidane, the French tactician has been interested in signing the defender since last season.

Real Madrid had Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane as the first choice options at the heart of the defence and Zidane is keen to keep his option open ahead of next season.

Kounde’s tactical mind and intelligence, as well as his positioning ability and pace, has attracted Zidane, the French defender has the attribute Zidane cherish in his type of centre back.

Real Madrid has Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez as back up options but seems Zidane wants more defensive reinforcement ahead of the coming season as Youcef Atal is also linked with Real Madrid from Ligue 1 club OGC Nice.

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