The sights and sounds of Cristiano Ronaldo day at Juventus
What I mean to say is that ‘CR7’ is irreplaceable in the current market, at least in terms of omnipotence.
However, if Real Madrid wish to fill the void with a player who fits a similar profile and is also in possession of world-class talent, then perhaps they should look inside their own dressing room.
It is somewhat insulting to refer to Gareth Bale as ‘Diet Ronaldo’ but any comparisons to Real’s all-time top scorer are, by nature, flattering.
Bale’s blend of pace, power, aerial ability and set-piece threat make him the perfect replacement for the departed Ronaldo.
Nobody is truly like the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, but out of the current crop, isn’t Bale the closest in likeness?