All the reports insist on Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid. The Portuguese star will play at Juventus until 2022 and the Italian club will pay €100M to Los Blancos. In this way, the relationship between Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo will end 9 years later with four Champions League and a great number of records. Perhaps, the best player in Real Madrid history, so what to do next?
Real Madrid have many options to replace Cristiano Ronaldo in the market but none of them are good enough. The Portuguese striker secures many goal throughout the season, something impossible to see in Europe right now. He has won the last Ballon D’Ors and he is again the main candidate to receive the award later this year. But it will be time for Florentino Pérez to buy a new star and it’s not that easy nowadays.
Neymar is the best option, according to several media. However, the Brazilian star had many problems during the season with PSG and he was injured most of the time. Besides, he hasn’t played a great World Cup and, even most important, his behaviour inside and outside the pitch is not the best. He’s been heavily criticized for diving during the World Cup and he’s hated all over the world. Besides, Florentino will have to pay more than €300M to PSG if he wants to get him.
Kylian Mbappé is the preferred option by Real Madrid supporters. The French striker is shining in the World Cup, especially in the game against Argentina. Besides, he’s done a good first season at Paris, although he couldn’t be decisive in the Champions League tie against Real Madrid. Again, PSG would ask for a lot of money and Mbappé is fond of staying in his country, so it’s almost mission impossible.
Harry Kane could be an alternative. The English striker is getting all the attention in Russia for leading his national team again to the semi-finals. However, he’s very tight at Tottenham Hotspur and recently he has extended his contract. It will be very tough to see the best striker of the Premier League leaving the islands.
There aren’t many other alternatives in the market. Eden Hazard or Robert Lewandowski could be other options, but the Belgian is not a striker and the Polish forward is already too old for paying a great sum of money.