Thibaut Courtois' future at Real Madrid is uncertain after Zinedine Zidane, who moved to block the signing of the Belgian during his previous stint in charge, returned to the club. 

The Belgian has struggled for form in an underperforming Madrid side this season and while Zidane's return isn't necessarily terminal for his career at the Santiago Bernabeu, that Zidane preferred Keylor Navas to Courtois makes the Frenchman's return interesting as Navas remains at the club in a diminished role having effectively refused to leave.

Should Zidane decide to reinstate his former No 1 then it will be a further blow to the struggling Courtois, whose father Thierry has accused newspapers in Madrid and Belgium of bullying his son.

"I feel that everyone is targeting Thibaut," he said.

"The Spanish press, and also the Flemish. As a father, I can not ignore that.