Zidane clashes with Real Madrid president

Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane looks at players during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs RC Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 9, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN / AFP / GERARD JULIEN

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has had a disagreement with the club’s president Florentino Perez over Norwegian youngster, Martin Odegaard.

According to the Daily Mail, Zidane was not interested in taking the 17-year old on their pre-season tour, but met a brickwall in Perez, who insisted the young midfielder must go with the rest of the squad.

The development has caused a disagreement between the pair, according to the report.

It is believed that Perez wanted Odegaard to be part of the tour because he felt it would be easier to find a club where he can go out on loan, as he has first team involvement written into his contract.

Zidane is believed to have felt there was no need taking him on their pre-season tour since there are no plans to have him feature for the first team in the upcoming season.

French media Le10Sport has also gone ahead to report that Perez ‘imposed Odegaard’s presence on the tour,’ and suggested that Zidane had taken that as interference.

There have been reported interest from Hamburg and Liverpool, but nothing concrete seems to have come out from any of those.

It is however believed the European champions would prefer to send him to another Spanish club and want to provoke interest by giving him a run-out in one of this seasons’s pre-season friendlies.

It is even believed Real Madrid will take Odegaard to the European Super Cup final on August 9 because it is being played in his country, Norway.