Ronaldo pulling all the strings at Real Madrid…
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly keen for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to replace Gareth Bale in the transfer market in the near future.
The Wales international has struggled to hit top form for Los Blancos in recent times, and it is little surprise to hear reports of Ronaldo’s frustration with his team-mate.
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Known for being incredibly demanding and occasionally difficult to work with, the Portuguese superstar seems to be pushing for his club to ditch Bale and bring in Goncalo Guedes to replace him in attack, according to Don Balon.
The 20-year-old has long been considered an exciting young talent, and has shone on loan at Valencia from Paris Saint-Germain this season.
Guedes has three goals and five assists in eight La Liga matches this term, having struggled for regular playing time in a competitive PSG squad following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
With the Portugal international perhaps unlikely to have a future at the Parc des Princes, it could be that another big club will seek to snap him up before long after his impressive displays in Spain.
Ronaldo to play his part in Bale transfer tug-of-war?
Ronaldo would like to see his fellow countryman join him at the Bernabeu, and it does seem there could be a spot available in their attack amid rumours over Bale’s future.
Diario Gol recently claimed that Bale has accepted the prospect of calling time on his Madrid career this summer, with a return to former club Tottenham his preferred destination.
The Sun have also mentioned Manchester United as potential suitors, so Real should have little trouble offloading the 28-year-old and potentially rebuilding their front line from there.