What Picasso is to painting, what Tendulkar is to cricket, what Tiger Woods is to golf, Cristiano Ronaldo is that to football. Arguably, Ronaldo is the GOAT and that debate has nothing to with his prestigiousness to the game of football. Even the non-football fans are well familiar with the name ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. So how come you could find a substitute for him and that too in just days. All the hoopla we have been creating is about Real Madrid’s quest off getting the replacement for their best ever player Cristiano Ronaldo. FYI, CR7 was sold to Juventus this summer in eye-opening and heart-breaking news for the Madrid fans.
It isn’t that Madrid isn’t keen to find a prospect similar to that of Portuguese star’s magnitude but there is none other than Messi to match that class currently. And the fact is Messi is unreachable for them as his loyalty and move from Barca to the arch-rivals Real Madrid looks nearly impossible.
The first targets as CR7’s replacement in the side were Neymar or Mbappe but they both were not on sale as they have just stayed one season with PSG and were part of bigger plans with their current side. It should be noted here that La Liga’s bigwig also released a statement about they won’t be bringing either of them in the team as of now.
The other option of Los Blancos were Eden Hazard, who ended up the second-best player of the recently ended World Cup but a ludicrous sum of the £177.9million price tag on him stopped Real Madrid for going for him either. The current position tells Bale and Asensio will be essential for Madrid this season and they would try to fit in the boost of Cristiano Ronaldo, which would be a tiresome task to do so.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the main players in the recent history of Real Madrid,” Julen Lopetegui said this week. “He expressed a desire to leave and we allowed him to. Gareth Bale is a magnificent player, with so many qualities. He can help fill the void.”
This statement from the new coach is a proof of how dependent Real Madrid is on Bale.