The main priority for Real regarding new blood for next season isn't an almighty number 9. Nor is it Bale. The club has for some time now been in search of the best midfielder in the world under 24 years of age. The powers that be in the Bernabéu feel that it is of vital strategic importance to find a safe-bet replacement for Alonso two or three years down the road. Until then, both the player & the club are happy to renew.