As Cristiano Ronaldo heads towards the Real Madrid exit door, the European champions are already planning for life without him.
The 33-year-old has been the subject of an £88million bid from Juventus this week, which Madrid are considering and it is believed he has agreed terms with the Serie A club.
Sportsmail reports that Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar Jr., is the favourite to replace him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Neymar played for Real’s fierce rivals Barcelona until last summer, when he left in a world-record £200million to PSG.
He fills the void on the pitch but, just as importantly for Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, he fills it off the pitch too.
Not since the purchase of David Beckham in 2003, would Madrid have such a commercial coup. No one would sell more shirts and the marketing kick-on would go some way to paying for him.
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