Mendes tips Ronaldo for Balon d'Or & blasts Real Madrid

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/11/2018

Jorge Mendes has tipped his client Cristiano Ronaldo for the Balon d’Or ahead of his rivals for the gong and he aimed a snipe at Real Madrid, according to report.

Ronaldo was sensational for Real Madrid last season championing the Spanish outfit to the Champions League title three times in a row.

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Mendes opined that Ronaldo deserves the award after his tremendous exploit with Real Madrid last year before he moved to Juventus last summer and has been sensational this season for the Turin outfit.

Mendes told Tuttosport: "In my opinion, it's enough to see what Real Madrid was and what it is now without Cristiano.

"I think he will win the Ballon d'Or this year. He is doing very well, he is the best of his time and of all history.

"If his absence has hurt Real, we can say as much of Juventus: he has greatly improved the team.”

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric broke Ronaldo and Lionel Messi hold on the award to win the FIFA Best and Europe best award due to his scintillating form for club and country especially at the World Cup in Russia.