Brazilian football journalist, Fabio Aleixo, reckons that Real Madrid could try to sign Alexis Sanchez in order to replace Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

  • Ronaldo could leave Real this summer after being accused of tax fraud
  • Forward has scored 406 goals while at Los Blancos – 42 last season
  • Journo believes Ronaldo leaving could redefine transfer market
  • Reckons Real could try to sign Alexis as replacement

With Ronaldo allegedly looking to leave Real Madrid this summer after being accused of tax fraud, Aleixo believes that Los Blancos will look to replace their superstar goalscorer with none other than Alexis.

The Brazilian football journo believes that Ronaldo leaving La Liga could completely change the transfer market.

“He’s (Alexis) had a very good season and he had a very important number with Chile in the national team,” Aleixo said on Sky Sports.

“He’s the biggest scorer in the history, bettered Marcelo Salas, that was a very important player for the Chile national team. 

“I think many movements in this market depends on what Cristiano Ronaldo does. 

“If Cristiano leaves Real Madrid, this can change all the market. 

“For example if Real lost Cristiano Ronaldo, they can maybe go for Alexis Sanchez. 

“I think the situation for Ronaldo will define what the other teams are doing in the market.”

The 32-year-old has been linked with a return to his former club, Manchester United, where he scored 118 goals and assisted 61 over six years after signing for the Red Devils from Sporting in 2003.

The forward still has four years left on his deal with Real.

Alexis, on the other hand, has just one year left on his contract at Arsenal and has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Manchester City.

Real Madrid are also interested in signing 18-year-old Monaco striker, Kylian Mbappe, who could step in if Ronaldo leaves.