Zinedine Zidane sees Arsenal’s William Saliba as the next Raphael Varane

Sensational reports have surfaced suggesting that Zinedine Zidane is keen on a move for Arsenal’s William Saliba, the ace is yet to play for the Gunners as he’s on loan at boyhood club Saint-Etienne.

According to Spanish outlet Defensa Central, La Liga powerhouses Real Madrid have set their sights on a surprise move for Arsenal’s William Saliba.

The talented youngster joined the Gunners this summer for a fee of £27m, as per BBC Sport, before returning to boyhood club Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan.

Defensa Central even claim that Zidane has told Real Madrid’s hierarchy to keep a close eye on the Gunners ace, as well as Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile and Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara.

It seems as though the Los Blancos legend is looking towards his homeland in order to set up his defence for the future.

For more proof that suggests that Saliba is the real deal, take a look at this unbelievable stat which highlights the youngster’s insane impact at Saint-Etienne.


There aren’t many young defenders in the world that are as composed as Saliba.

While you’re here why don’t you take a look at our deep dive into the positives at the club, amidst all the hysterical headlines that are surrounding us.

These reports are ludicrous to say the least, but at least it confirms that the club’s recruitment played a blinder in securing the signing of the Frenchman.

Arsenal’s defensive problems look no closer to being fixed under Unai Emery and fans will be hoping that Saliba is the Prince that has been promised for years to solve our issues at the back.

Madrid’s interest in the ace makes our £27m capture look better and better day by day.

Tags France Ligue 1 Raphael Varane Saint-Etienne William Saliba Zidane Zinedine Zidane


  1. Declan says:

    Saliba’s head gets turned, RM offer £100 mil, shit happens.

  2. Sean says:

    Saliba has a contract with Arsenal, he hasnt even kicked a ball for us yet and signed a 5year deal with a season on loan back to St Etienne so no way in hell is Madrid getting him unless is was for a silly price around £85m+ then it would have to be considered.

    This young kid could be brilliant but then again coming from the French league to the Premier league isnt so easy straight away. Let’s just hope he doesnt get his head turned but tbh its quite a signing from the Arsenal Board especially the interest he is building and he hasnt even played a single minute for his club… Arsenal.

    Maybe just what we have been missing if he is that good.
    Bellerin Saliba Holding Teirney

    I wouldn’t be upset with this back 4. Midfield needs a dominant commanding player or it wont mean a thing.

    1. Reggie says:

      Arsenal can quickly repel this story, if true, just put a price of 100mil on his head and tell any prospective interest that there is no negotiations.

  3. GunneRay says:

    It’s a “typical Spanish” way of chatting up and poaching players from other clubs. The Spanish are the worlds worst at disrespecting football clubs by “publicly” announcing their interest in other players who are under contract. They do it and without discretion and should be stripped of titles for doing it. Fines are nothing to them and money is no object. In fact, demote them to a lower league. Then players wouldn’t go there… Scum bag tactics for Real Madrid!!!

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