Although Real Madrid clearly have amazing talent that could breakthrough in to the first team this season, they still need another striker following the departure of hit-man Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.

Alvaro Morata, in my opinion will become of the world's best strikers and could possibly become Spain's all time top goal-scorer, but for now, here is my view on five possible replacements for the Argentine.

Although the list may seem controversial at first, the reason why the players have been included is because of their availability, age, etc. 

There are certain players I did not forget, and here are a few that did not make my list and the reason why.

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund and Poland)

The 24-year-old is probably my favourite striker in world football. But the reason why the Polish international did not make my list of realistic replacements for Higuain is because the forward says his dream move is Bayern Munich. With his present club unwilling to sell him to their German rivals, Lewandowski may be forced to wait until his contract expires next summer, with reports strongly suggestng he will be joining Munich on a free-transfer.

Robin Van Persie (Manchester United and Netherlands)

In the past couple of season he's proved himself to be one of the world's best strikers and I think he would improve the Real Madrid squad. But it is a tall order to get a player to leave the Premier League champions. Last season's Premier League top goal-scorer has strongly hinted he will finish his career at Manchester United so a move to Madrid would be unlikely.   

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG and Sweden)

There is no doubt that the Swedish international has been, and still is, one of the best strikers around. But in only three months time he turns 32. Yes, last season he was in inspired form, becoming Ligue 1's top goal scorer and I do personally believe he would excel at Madrid. However, one injury could set him back a full season and therefore a younger target would be preferable. 

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United and England)

If this was a year ago, Rooney would no doubt be a player of big interest to Madrid. Although Rooney wants a move away from Manchester United, the 27-year-old England international has reiterated he wants to play for Chelsea and it is his dream to play under Jose Mourinho. And now reports suggest the England forward is open to a possible move to Arsenal, something that could be more possible because of Arsenal's bids for Luis Suarez have failed.

Theo Walcott (Arsenal and England)

This is probably the controversial choice that people will not agree with, but Walcott has proved he can score goals. He managed twenty-one goals in forty-three goals last season and that was mainly when he played on the wing. Now that is incredible for a winger at the highest possible level. The 24-year-old has told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger he wants to play as a striker and he will deliver the goods. A somewhat inconsistent performer, Walcott could frustrate the Madrid fans if he were to join the club. 

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