6 replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is 32 and not growing any younger. It's time Real Madrid looked to the future - here are 6 candidates who would be perfect!
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest ever to pull on one of those hallowed white jerseys of Real Madrid - forget the nostalgia and the sentiment, think logically, and you'd be forced to acknowledge that he is right up there.
So when talk comes of replacing him, things are never as straightforward as they appear. Whoever steps into those shoes, whether they wear no. 7 or not, will have more to do than just perform on the pitch... he will have to carry the team, become the talisman, the figurehead of one of the world's greatest sporting entities.
The players we have chosen here, then, are all here as a result of not just their pure footballing capabilities but their ability to become the core around which Real Madrid can build their next big dynasty.
#6 Kylian Mbappe
The young man's father apparently advised him not to join Real Madrid this summer because of what it would entail - an 18-year-old stepping straight into the cauldron of the Bernabeu isn't the wisest thing to do. His love for Madrid, though, is evident... and a couple of years alongside Messrs. Neymar and Cavani at PSG will only serve to further improve his game... and strengthen him mentally to make him better suited to deal with what he will face in the white of Madrid.
Forget the hype and the hoopla surrounding him... this one is the real deal, and Madrid would be well advised to sign him on as soon as possible.