Former Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo, has advised Real Madrid to bring in a defender with a ‘strong character’ and ‘strong personality’ to replace Sergio Ramos.
Ramos joined Real from Sevilla in 2005 and featured in over 670 games for the Santiago Bernabeu giants.
However, he has now left Los Blancos after 16 years.
Yobo has provided his recommendations on what the Spanish top-flight side must consider while thinking of replacing their prized asset.
“They have [Raphael] Varane who is very good, but you need somebody to complement him,” Yobo told Goal.
“One of the criteria to consider before bringing a new defender is that such player must be a good footballer.
“Also, getting someone with a strong personality, strong character and presence on that field matters a lot for Real Madrid.
“As a defender, Ramos was charismatic, scores a lot of goals and the advantage he has brought to that team was immense and unquantifiable.
“That is the calibre of replacement they should be looking at – which is never going to be easy and tough luck for whoever is coming to fill those shoes.”