Newly appointed Real Madrid Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane made his first signing in the form of a tall 23-year-old Finn Eero Markkanen. At 1.97 metres, he would be an asset to the Cantera’s hopes of returning to the Segunda Division. He cost a reported fee of 2.2 million in a deal made with AIK Stockholm.

He has played one game for the international side.

Real Madrid have since signed another player in 18-year-old Abner from Brazil.