Can anybody ever replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid? It’s a big question arising for the Real madrid whether they want Manchester United target Kylian Mbappe as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been the All Whites’ main man ever since his move from Manchester United. However, at 32, the Portuguese superstar is not getting younger and now latest reports from Diario Gol claim that Madrid have earmarked Monaco star Kylian Mbappe as the ideal replacement.
Real president Florentino Perez is ready to let Ronaldo and Benzema leave, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski poised to replace them.
Perez is confident that the Frenchman will go on to become one of the world’s best footballers in the future. Mbappe is capable of playing as a winger or as a forward, and the Real Madrid hierarchy see him as the perfect fit to their dynamic system.
Manchester United will move to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford if he becomes available, but will face competition from Paris St German.
Real are also said to remain keen on signing United keeper David De Gea, despite the collapse of his deadline day move to the Bernabeu.
De Gea was all set to join Real in a deal worth £22million until the move fell through over botched paperwork at the last minute.
Ronaldo has long been Real’s most influential player, but at 32 the talisman’s best years could be behind him.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had a decent season so far for Real Madrid, but compared to his usual high standards, his decisiveness for Madrid has gone down a couple of notches. With Ronaldo now 32, Perez and Zidane are interested in signing a long-term replacement.
The reports claim that they want to ease Mbappe into the team next year and they will make him Madrid’s main man in 2018/19 where they will start to phase out Ronaldo from the team. The signing of Mbappe will definitely prove to be a coup for Perez.
It is only right that Florentino Perez and Zidane have started planning for the long-term future. While Ronaldo is still one of the best if not the best footballer in the world, the signing of a young talent like Mbappe.