Zidane: Real should recruit Keita

Former France captain Zinedine Zidane has instructed Real Madrid to sign midfield starlet Sega Keita, according to reports.

The 17-year-old Senegalese-born playmaker made his Ligue 1 debut for club Troyes in May having impressed for the French side's reserves.

And having already been called up by the French U18 team, scouts of several high-profile European outfits have been notified about the teenage talent.

Both Arsenal and AC Milan are believed to be monitoring the progress of the youngster with a view to adding him to their youth ranks in the not-too-distant future.

But, according to Goal.com, ex-Real magician Zidane - who made more than 150 league appearances for the Bernabeu outfit after arriving from Juventus for €78 million and is now a consultant for the club - has instructed Real to steal a march on their rivals and lure Keita to Spain.

Keita recently signed a professional contract with Troyes until 2012.