Zidane eyeing Hazard-Haaland-Mbappe post ‘BBC’-era

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale spearheaded Madrid’s success over the past decade, but Ronaldo has since moved on to Juventus while Benzema and Bale are both now in their 30s

Zidane eyeing Hazard-Haaland-Mbappe post 'BBC'

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has identified the future galactic attacking line-up which he hopes would be as lethal as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale attack. 

The trio, who were popularly know as ‘BBC’ (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano), spearheaded Real Madrid attack during past decade. But Ronaldo has since moved on to Juventus while Benzema and Bale – who has been linked with an exit this summer – are both now in their 30s. 

And according to reports in Spain, Zidane is intent on looking to the new generation to lead Real Madrid attack as they will be able to provide service to the club for a considerable time.

Spanish Newspaper AS has reported that the Real Madrid boss is hoping to combine Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Eden Hazard at the front by next summer.

It is claimed that Bernabeu chiefs are plotting moves for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund sensation Haaland to join Hazard in the Spanish capital.

Zidane’s gameplan would be to have Mbappe on the right flank, and Hazard running through left, with Haaland leading the attack as centre forward.

The Frenchman is likely to face competition for his targets though, with Mbappe linked with Liverpool while Manchester United have long admire Haaland. But the wrong equation between Manchester United and Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola, could help Real Madrid and Zidane.

Haaland was first to score for Borussia Dortmund during the weekend as Germany’s Bundesliga became the first of the big five leagues to restart after outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. 

La Liga is supposed to restart somewhere in middle of June and Eden Hazard, who had injury-hit run in current season, would be fit to play. But Kylian Mbappe would be out of action for a till next season apart from UEFA Champions League outings.