The problem with that hypothesis, is that he used to be a high scoring striker playing with/next to Ronnie. His last 3 seasons have gone like this... season__apps__goals 15-16___36___28 16-17___48___19 17-18___47___12 He's been in decline while playing in the same setup under the same manager. There's no guarantee whatsoever he will recover the form of 3-4 years ago now that Ronaldo and Zidane are gone and there'll be more pressure on him than ever to deliver. In my opinion, Real should cut the cord and build a new attack with Bale, Asensio and a new striker. Otherwise this season could go quite badly.