By Gafar Bolarinwa Yusuf ([email protected])
It is a fact that Cristiano Ronaldo has been a major pillar behind the success(es) of Spanish giant, Real Madrid Football Club, for almost a decade, thus the exit of the legend will take a huge toll on their performance for a long time, unless they get a capable replacement. Is it that easy getting a suitable player in the calibre of Ronaldo? Obviously NOT, if they cannot get someone in same shoe, then, they can at least go for a player that has some of his qualities. The Spanish side is one huge club-side that shouldn’t settle for less, a player coming to join the rank must have been one that has proved his mettle at other clubs, your CV should speak volume, you are going to one of the biggest football club on planet Earth, so a lot is demanded from you.
Scanning around the top leagues in Europe; The Premier League, Italian Seria A, German Bundesliga and the French Ligue Un, which player can give (if not all) what Ronaldo gives week in week out? A player that will not let the club and its teeming fans down? A player that is exceptional and can deliver when expected, it will be so sad if a colossal amount is invested on such player and at the end of the day, flopped, that wouldn’t be nice at all. Who then can fit into Ronaldo’s big shoe? Carefully listed below, are players that could give what Real Madrid is looking for.
Currently plies his trade in the Prestigious English Premier League with Tottenham-Hotspur, a London side. If any player is to be introduced into Real set-up, then, Kane wouldn’t be a bad pick. It’s all visible for all to see, he was the highest goal scorer at the last FIFA World Cup in Russia, a feat which helped his country to the 4th position. He is very good on the ball and Super effective in front of goal. A good product needs no advert as it would sell itself. Kane has what it takes to take Real back to the summit, with a Striker of his status, don’t expect goal draught at the Bernabeau next season.
Looking for a striker that can take defenders to the cleaners, then, look in the direction of Kane, he has been doing this over time for his Premiership side, replicating such feat when he joins the Spanish outfit wouldn’t be one herculean task.
Plies his trade in Chelsea FC, another English Premiership side, Hazard can also give Real what they will be missing aftermath Ronaldo’s exit. His work rate justifies the reason why he should be considered for the Spanish side. Talking of a player that can change the course of a game, call on this talismanic attacking midfield player. Call him the king of dribbles, master of passes and scorer of wonder goals, you won’t be wrong. He helped his Belgian side to the 3rd position at 2018 World Cup in Russia, he even scored some crucial goals which helped his side get to that position.
He won the young player of the tournament at the World Cup in Russia, his massive role contributed to his country, France, winning the biggest tournament on Earth. The young prodigy has a lot to offer Madrid if given the chance, he has every attributes of the departing icon, Ronaldo. Talk of goals, then, you can also rely on Mbappe to provide either assist or hit the bull’s eye, no doubt he is one of the biggest thing to happen to Modern day football. His pace is another advantage that will give Madrid that edge when the chips are down, he is a team player and his work rate is second to none.