New Real Madrid boss has previously claimed he prefers Messi to Ronaldo

New Real Madrid boss has previously claimed he prefers Messi to Ronaldo

New Real Madrid boss has previously claimed he prefers Messi to Ronaldo

The Brazilian forward is thought to be at the top of club president Florentino Perez's wishlist as he seeks to bring in a host of marquee signings.

"I must say that Neymar is at the level of Real Madrid", Valdano told L'Equipe. "Everything he has done with Real Madrid is impossible to beat." .

The 33-year-old admits a tough Group B opener against Spain on Friday is not ideal, but he remains confident the European champions will reach the knockout stages.

They have shared the past 10 Ballons d'Or between them, but Ronaldo has overtaken Messi when it comes to Champions League titles after lifting his fourth in the past five years with Real last month. Do you prefer the great dribbler, creator and goalscorer extraordinaire, Lionel Messi, or the relentless physical specimen and goalscoring phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo?

Any potential arrival of Neymar would likely push the Welshman further down the pecking order in the capital.


The World Cup is just around the corner, and Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo sent a classy message to Mohamed Salah who has yet to recover from his shoulder injury.

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"Messi is the best player in history", the coach once said in 2017.

Neymar is preparing for the World Cup, with Brazil opening their campaign in Russian Federation against Switzerland on Sunday. "Salah has been one of the revelations of the year".

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