Forget Ronaldo – 3 World-class Chelsea stars Real Madrid should target this summer

Three high-profile signings Real Madrid can target this summer

Real Madrid have sold club icon Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for a reported fee of around £99million, which eclipses the fee Real Madrid paid to lure him from Manchester United. The man seems to be unfazed by age, getting better as time goes by.

Real Madrid are yet to make any of their own high-profile signings and the club are going to have to dive into the market to do so. The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo will be a huge loss and the club are going to have to sign quality players to keep up with close rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Here we take a look at three players Los Blancos could sign ahead of their next La Liga campaign.

Eden Hazard

The Belgian has been linked with Real Madrid all summer and it seems as though this year could be the one Hazard decides to leave. Reports suggest that Hazard has already verbally agreed to make the move as negotiations are still in progress. The winger will be a massive signing for the club. Eden Hazard has been one of the Blues’ most consistent and talented performers over the last few years.

He has often come to their rescue whenever Chelsea have needed him. Hazard has made a total of 208 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League, scoring 69 goals and providing 39 assists. He is extremely calm and composed on the ball. The Belgian is perfect for Real Madrid and occupies the left-wing role in the squad. The Belgian is also capable of playing in a central attacking role behind the striker.

Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid have also been linked with the Chelsea shot-stopper. Los Blancos are reportedly interested in prizing away the Belgian shot-stopper who won the Golden Glove at the World Cup. Keylor Navas has shown glimpses of frailties and Madrid might do well to replace him.

Courtois has been a stalwart between in goal for Chelsea. He is an experienced goalkeeper who has already played in the La Liga while on loan with Atletico Madrid. A brilliant shot-stopper with fantastic reflexes, Courtois will be one of their biggest signings if they manage to lure the player to the Bernabeu.

Alvaro Morata

It would be a fairytale return for the Spanish striker who made his name as one of the most talented strikers in Europe plying his trade with Real. Morata made the move to Chelsea in search of regular game time but the striker has found it hard to adjust to the demands of the Premier League.

Alvaro Morata (left)

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He also enjoyed a successful loan spell with Juventus. Morata is a clinical striker with deadly finishing ability in front of goal. He also poses a huge aerial threat from set-pieces.

The 25-year-old scored 15 goals in 26 appearances for Real Madrid. Those are very impressive numbers for a player who was mostly restricted to a bench role. Morata could take his game to the next level by making a move back to Madrid.

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