Zinedine Zidane’s presence at the Stade de Gerland this Thursday has prompted rumours of a covert scouting mission on Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale.
Zidane is in Lyon with regularity as that is where he is completing his coaching qualifications and, in the region again this week, he attended Lyon’s Europa League Round of 32 clash with Tottenham on Thursday evening.
Both AS and Marca see it as possible that the World Cup winner, who is between the roles of sporting director and youth team Coach at Madrid, was at this game to also catch a glimpse of Welsh winger Bale.
Los Blancos have been suggested both in England and Spain with making a move for the 23-year-old this summer.
Earning comparisons with a younger Cristiano Ronaldo for his development in the Premier League in recent seasons, Bale is reportedly valued at €60m by his club.
Bale has helped speculation continue by speaking regularly of his admiration for Madrid’s Ronaldo.