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5 players Real Madrid could sign to fill Cristiano Ronaldo's void at the club

Swagat Das
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After Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is the next name in the list of footballing icons
After Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is the next name in the list of footballing icons

The news of Cristiano Ronaldo ending his nine-year love affair with Real Madrid and joining Juventus was a shock to the entire world.

The reigning champions of Italy paid a hefty price of €112 million to sign Ronaldo, hence breaking the heart of every Madrid fan.

Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid, became the all-time highest goalscorer in the club's history with 450 goals.

Ever since Cristiano has left the team, the Los Blancos have missed a superstar in their ranks in the team and probably that is why teams do not fear them anymore.

They brought in the Spanish boss Julien Lopetegui to take over the reins from Zinedine Zidane who left Madrid after three trophy-laden years, with a hope that he would take the club forward and continue the success.

However, the experiment was a failure as Real slumped to multiple defeats and couldn't handle oppositions on many occasions.

Real Madrid suffered a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of FC Barcelona, with Luis Suarez tearing them apart in the absence of Lionel Messi. This called for a change in management and Lopetegui was sacked following a string of poor performances.

Castilla coach Santiago Solari has brought the team back to winning ways with four wins in four matches.

However, they still miss the shine and brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo, both on and off the pitch.


That is the reason why president Florentino Perez is looking to bring in some star footballers who can help restore the status of the most successful club in the history of football.

We take a look at five players who could join Real Madrid in the coming days and help the club restore their stature as one of the best teams in Europe.

#1 Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian captain is already a footballing icon, mesmerizing spectators with his skills on the pitch and contributing to whichever team he plays for, thereby making his presence count in every single match he plays in.

Neymar is no alien to being the centre of the footballing world's gossip. His transfer to Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona in the summer of 2017 for a world record fee of €222 million, did turn many heads.

He has been prospering there ever since because he has got out of Messi's shadow, who is and always will be the talisman of Barcelona.

Many say Neymar will return to Barcelona, but Financial Fairplay Regulations(FFP) and a tussle for supremacy with Messi, may hinder boss Ernesto Valverde's attempt to re-sign him. This opens the door for Real Madrid to sign him.

President Perez is in the hunt for a star player and is a long-time admirer of the Brazilian. Neymar moving to Real Madrid will make them much stronger and they could start looking for titles again.

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