Cristiano Ronaldo hands Real Madrid his transfer wishlist

Ronaldo has a list of players he wants to play with at Real Madrid and the ones he wants out of the Bernabeau next summer

Real Madrid have been far from their best this season and currently sit 14 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona. As a result, the club are planning a major overhaul of the squad this summer in which several marquee names could be targeted.

As the undisputed king of the Bernabeu, Ronaldo has told the club which positions he thinks need to be strengthened and expects Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane to respond accordingly.

First, it is claimed Ronaldo does not believe Kiko Casilla or Keylor Navas have the required ability to play for Real Madrid and wants the club to sign two top-level goalkeepers to replace them.

Athletic Bilbao 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has long been linked with a move to the capital, but a world-class acquisition like Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois or Manchester United's David de Gea would be considered more in-keeping with Real Madrid.

Next, it is said Ronaldo wants Zidane to improve his strength in depth at the back. While he is happy with Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal, he does not think Jesus Vallejo or Nacho are worthy back-up options.

Unsurprisingly, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has also reportedly stressed that Real Madrid do not require any star names in attack and is keen to guard against the arrival of a player who may steal his thunder.

Perez is always looking to sign the world's best attacking players and the club have duly been credited with an interest in Tottenham's Harry Kane as well as Serie A stalwarts Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi.

Indeed, his return of just four goals in 12 La Liga games, and the team's overall haul of 30 goals as a team is the same as 12th placed Celta Vigo, will be of great concern to the Bernabeu chief.

Regardless, Ronaldo is said to be unwilling to accept a new team-mate if they are considered his eventual replacement.

But there can be no denying that, as he prepares to turn 33 next month, the club are certainly on the lookout for a younger star man who can live up to his billing.

Credit: Dailymail

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