Cristiano Ronaldo has long been Real Madrid’s talisman but is not getting any younger. The Portuguese attacker is 32 and heading into the twilight of his career. Madridistas must accept that he cannot go on forever and the club will need to seek a long-term replacement that is capable of shouldering the goalscoring burden.
CR7 has been far from prolific this season. In fact, by his own high standards, a return of just a single goal in seven La Liga appearances is uncharacteristically poor. It’s far too early to say that he’s on the decline but that day will inevitably come. As things stand, he has scored more goals than he has played games for Los Blancos and his successor will need to know where the net is.
World Class Harry Kane In Same Bracket As Ronaldo
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is often linked with a move to Real Madrid, yet no formal talks are known to have taken place. The Spurs striker is a different type of player to Ronaldo. With less pace and trickery, he relies on an eye for goal and his deadly finishing ability.
His goalscoring exploits have won him the Premier League Golden Boot for the last two seasons. He netted 29 times in just 30 league matches last term and has bagged 13 goals in 14 matches in all competitions so far this season.
Former Italian international Gianluca Vialli has told Goal just how highly he rates Kane, touting him as one of football’s future elite stars;
“I think Harry Kane at the moment is a world-class player, probably together with Robert Lewandowski, Suarez, Cristiano, Higuain, and perhaps Icardi. He is definitely one of the top five centre-forwards in the world at the moment and I think soon he will be in the top three.”
With such high praise coming from one of the game’s respected former professionals, it seems that Harry Kane’s stock is rising. A potential stumbling block in any potential transfer is his loyalty to Tottenham as a fan of the club. However, money talks and if any club is to lure him away, then Real Madrid will SURELY be a leading contender for his signature.