Cristiano Ronaldo is considered by many the complete player at Real Madrid, possessing every trait vital to a prolific goalscorer.
The Portugal international once again impressed last year, scoring 54 goals in 53 appearances for Los Blancos.
Despite his impressive tally, opinion is rife that Ronaldo is in decline. The 30-year-old has 25 goals in 24 appearances this season but has performed underwhelmingly in the bigger games, resulting in questions over just how much longer he can keep up such form.
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Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both expressed interest in signing the forward, and should he decide to depart, who could replace him? Here are three potential options.
1. EDEN HAZARD
The Belgian international is near unstoppable at his very best and proved his immense talent last season, steering Chelsea to a Premier League and Capital One Cup double.
And whilst he's been poor this time around, failing to score a single goal so far, Hazard is still the Blues' most valuable player and young enough to rediscover his touch.
Height, physicality and a genuine goalscoring threat separate him from Ronaldo's standard, though there's little doubt Hazard can still progress and become one of football's best players.
2. ALEXIS SANCHEZ
Arsenal fans will undoubtedly fear the day a club of Real's stature announces genuine interest in their star man, who was the club's top scorer in all competitions during his debut season.
The Chile international has proved he can handle the physicality of the Premier League despite his height, which makes many people wonder why he didn't flourish as much at Barcelona.
Despite the occasional dip in form, Sanchez is outstanding when on song and could fill the void eventually left by Ronaldo.
3. MARCO REUS
Reus undoubtedly possesses the qualities to perform at any club, including the famous Real Madrid. Similarly to Hazard, the German is physically inferior to Ronaldo, but his pace, eye for goal and dribbling suggests he is the perfect player for the ten-time Champions League winners.
Had it not been for his persisant injury woes, the Germany international might have been considered one of the world's best right now.
However, his goalscoring exploits for Borussia Dortmund, let alone the sheer number of chances he creates, will appeal to Real, who might just fancy the 26-year-old to succeed their Portuguese superstar.
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