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Chelsea legend compares Bellingham to Zidane

 Chelsea legend, Frank Leboeuf has compared Real Madrid attacking midfielder Jude Bellingham to Los Blancos legend Zinedine Zidane.

Leboeuf declared that he does not believe Bellingham, 20, to be on the same level as Zidane at his age.

Bellingham joined Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund for around €103 million in the summer and was handed the number 5 shirt that Zidane wore during his time at Santiago Bernabeu between 2001 and 2006.

Like Bellingham, Zidane cost Real Madrid a massive €77 million to sign from Juventus.

The English midfielder has hit the ground running since joining the Spanish giants, prompting comparisons to Zidane.

Speaking about the debate raging among fans about Zidane and Bellingham, Leboeuf said on ESPNFC: “In terms of maturity for the age, I would say yes. In terms of technique, I’m sorry, Zizou (Zidane) was unbelievable.

“I think Jude can get the pace in his game, Zizou was not that fast but he was clever. For me, they are not the same players. Body shape is not the same, technique is not the same but yes, the talent is there.”

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