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Zinedine Zidane’s son Luca heads to Spanish second tier side Racing Santander on loan

Racing Santander are set to confirm the season-long loan signing of Real Madrid keeper Luca Zidane, son of manager Zinedine, according to Marca.

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The temporary exit of the 21-year-old means that Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas are set to serve as the Madrid giant’s first-team keepers this season.

Highly-rated Ukrainian Andriy Lunin is also back at the club after making five league appearance son loan at Leganes last season.

Despite heading out of the club, Zidane remains highly-rated by coaching staff who remain hopeful he can become a future first-choice.

He made his first-team debut in a 2-2 draw with Villarreal in the last league game of the 2017/18 season – his father’s final La Liga game of his first spell as boos.

Zindane has also appeared once this season, in 3-2 league victory over Huesca at the end of March, but remains down the pecking order. 

Real Madrid have already seen a number of young prospects leave the club this summer, with Raul de Tomas, Marcos Llorente and Theo Hernandez gone permanently.

Additionally, Sergio Reguilon will spend the season at Sevilla and Martin Odegaard has joined Real Socieded on loan. 

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