3 Galactico replacements for Gareth Bale at Real Madrid
Gareth Bale is yet to regain momentum to prolong his Real Madrid career. The Welshman still could not improve his fitness level while his form is also experiencing a significant downgrade compared to last season. Many reports state that Madrid are willing to sell the ex-Spurs man directly or include him as part of an offer to lure their target players.
The 29-year-old may be experiencing a poor run this season, though replacing the 100-million-man will still be a difficult task for Madrid. Bale already contributes many goals for Madrid so, the Los Blancos perhaps will need to sign another galactico if they want a player who could match the number of goals that Bale provides. Now we will analyze 3 galactico-level players who Madrid could target to replace Bale.
#1 Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is becoming a revelation in the Premier League following his arrival from AS Roma. He was topping the Premier League goalscoring chart and becoming a vital part for Jurgen Klopp to reach Champions League final last season. Thanks to that impressive run, Salah won many individual awards and finishing sixth in Ballon d’Or candidates list.
This season, the Egyptian player could maintain his excellent form by scoring 17 goals and providing 7 assists in 26 league appearances. The 26-year-old is similar to Gareth Bale in terms of playing style and also often deployed on the right flank. A quick, sharp, and could as well providing chances to his teammates; Salah will serve as a perfect upgrade for Bale.
#2 Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is one of the rarest talents in football. At just 20 years of age, many already consider him as one of the best footballers in the world. He is becoming a crucial part for the French national team to win the World Cup and helped PSG to clinch Ligue 1 title last season. This season, Mbappe is at the peak of his sharpness, scoring 19 times and assisting 6 in the league.
The French kid is known for his speed, dribbling, and eye for goals, making him a very suitable replacement for Bale. He is not even at his prime age, meaning that Madrid will have the best winger for years to come. Mbappe could also create more key passes than the Welshman in the league and he will link-up better with fellow Frenchman Benzema.
#3 Paulo Dybala
Dybala is one of the complete attackers in Europe. Last season the 25-year-old is becoming one of Juventus' highest-scoring players with 22 league goals while providing 5 assists. Dybala perhaps was not as quick as Bale but, he could provide more chances for his teammates with his excellent playmaking ability. This season Dybala has a significantly better amount of key passes and passing accuracy than Bale in the league.
The Argentinian could play equally well as a winger, striker, or even an attacking midfielder. This positional versatility is the one that will make Dybala more useful for Madrid than Bale. He may not be at his best this season but, that was mostly down to Cristiano Ronaldo's dominant presence. If Solari could provide the leading role and more game time for Dybala, the player's massive price-tag will be justified.