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Luis Figo names Premier League star with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in list of 6 best players in the world

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It’s Luis Figo appointed both Cristiano Ronaldo i Lionel Messi on his list of six players in world football at the moment, along with a Premier League striker.

Ex Real Madrid i Barcelona The legend did not surprisingly name both the Portuguese and the Argentines, along with several interesting choices and omissions that are worth noting. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been in good shape this season as they lead the Serie A and LaLiga Santander scoring charts.

Other players that Figo included were Luka Modric from Real Madrid, superstar duo Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr, and the only representative from the Premier League, Mohamed Salah from Liverpool

Modric, a player who went down in history by breaking Lionel Messi and the duel of the Ballon d’Or by Cristiano Ronaldo, has proved that he is one of the best players in the world at Real.

Even at the age of 35, the Croatian veteran was an integral part of it Los blancos’ set up and reportedly should extend his stay in the Spanish capital after another impressive season. Modric was awarded the Man of the March in their latest win against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League.

Despite a poor campaign for Liverpool so far due to a shocking number of high-profile injuries, Mo Salah stood out and was one of the best players in the Premier League. The Egyptian striker is currently leading the league table with 17 goals to his name, and could go ahead and win his third Golden Boot in four years.

Neymar and Mbappe who are on this list are also not particularly surprising, as both players have established themselves as the two best footballers on the planet with their stunning performances. They were at the heart of PSG’s magical ride to the 2019/20 UCL finals.

Both players have been appearing frequently in the news lately for transfer-related reasons. The Frenchman could potentially follow in the footsteps of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, moving to Real Madrid this summer – paving the way for a reunion of Neymar and Lionel Messi in Paris if the Brazilian extends his stay in France.

Several high-profile failures have been recorded in Fig’s name, including stars strikers Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski, who were probably the two best players in the world.

Even midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Figo’s compatriot Bruno Fernandes have not received a memorial from the former Ballon d’Or winner.


Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for blockbuster summers

FC Barcelona - Real Madrid CF - La Liga
FC Barcelona – Real Madrid CF – La Liga

If recent reports are to be believed, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for summer moves on the backs of disappointing campaigns with Barcelona and Juventus.

The 36-year-old is being tipped for a sensational return to Real Madrid, and although such rumors are fairly regular in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, the fire was sparked by recent comments from club officials. Zinedine Zidane was quoted as saying that “there could be” some truth in these speculations, and club legend Emilio Butragueno was also quite cryptic on Cristiano Ronaldo’s connections.

Lionel Messi, on the other hand, made clear his intention to leave the Nou Camp last summer, but was not allowed to leave. After another season in which it looks like Barcelona are unlikely to win either LaLiga or UCL, the Argentine could come out and PSG and Manchester City are two possible destinations.

Despite constant speculation, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi seem to be slowing down as they have scored an incredible 44 league goals this season, the first with 23 and the second with 21. The Barcelona captain has seven more passes for the show as well.


Also read: 5 Football superstars who chose Cristiano Ronaldo instead of Lionel Messi

Posted March 17, 2021, 6:10 PM IST


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