Media reports revealed that Elias Zidane, son of French star Zinedine Zidane, former Real Madrid coach, went to Seville to sign to join the Spanish team Real Betis in search of the opportunity to play continuously, which he does not have at Real Madrid.
Elias traveled to Seville, where he underwent a medical examination in preparation for the two parties to complete the transfer process, and he signed contracts to join Real Betis for two and a half seasons, ending in the summer of 2026.
Elias will join the Betis U-19 team, with the aim of moving to the first team later.
Real Betis coach Manuel Pellegrini wants to give Elias the full opportunity to be a member of his starting lineup in the second half of the current season in the Spanish League, especially since the 18-year-old defender possesses the appropriate technical characteristics for the “Andalusian” team.
Elias can play as a center back or as a left back, and he is also able to provide an addition to Real Betis, whose technical staff is looking for appropriate solutions in the current winter transfer market, in order to strengthen the team's ranks.
Zidane's youngest son leaves Real Madrid's youth sector in order to sign for Betis after he reaches the age of 18, after he asked Real Madrid to allow him to leave.
Elias became Zidane's third son to leave Los Blancos because he did not get enough opportunities in the Real Madrid under-19 team under the leadership of Alvaro Arbeloa.
His older brother, Enzo, left Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, and his brother Luca in the summer of 2020, while Theo Zidane continues to play for the Royal Reserve team, whose father is one of its legends as a player and coach.
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Although Elias was ignored at Real Madrid, he excelled with the French U-17 national team and contributed to winning the European Junior Championship, and he wants to play mainly to ensure his presence with the French U-19 national team.
It seems that the name of the Zidane family will continue to be heard in various European stadiums after the children followed in their father’s footsteps and inherited some of his talent, but the question that arises is: Will one of them reach the stardom of their father, who won the 1998 World Cup with France?