BREAKING: Zinedine Zidane set to end retirement to return to Bordeaux

April 1, 2013 in Funny Stuff, Ligue 1, Transfers

Zinedine Zidane is set to sign a one-year pay-as-you-play deal with former club Bordeaux within the next few coming weeks, after announcing his desire to return to professional football. According to various French sources, the club and player have been in on-going talks for several weeks and are finally closing in on an agreement that would see the former Ballon D’or and World Cup winner back playing professional football from next season.


He currently holds the post of Real Madrid Director of Football, but it’s widely expected Zidane will resign from this position once the pen has been put to paper on a return to home country France.  He was also set to become the coach of Real Madrid’s youth team but this is also to become false if he confirms the deal with Bordeaux as expected.

After initially announcing back in June 2008 that he had intentions of a return to playing the game, it finally looks as if he’s sticking to his word five years later, with assumptions that he wants to put straight the red card from the 2006 World Cup final and finally leave his playing career on a high. However, will he ruin his legacy? There’s always a danger when a sporting legend makes a comeback that it won’t quite work out - will he return as half the player he once was? He hasn’t played a professional game since 2006 and there is a strong chance he won’t even be a regular within the side.

Once the record holder for the world’s most expensive transfer fee, he’s set to join Bordeaux for free. Rumours had recently emerged that Zidane was rediscovering that desire he once had for playing the game and that the occasional appearance for the Real Madrid’s veteran team wasn’t proving enough to soothe his appetite any more – he wants bigger and better football. His fitness is definitely one to consider and whether he could last a full 90 minutes any more is definitely open for debate, but if he’s good enough to play, who’s complaining if he can’t last an entire match? I know I’d welcome him back.