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Ronaldo Nazário backs Karim Benzema for the Ballon d’Or
️ @Ronaldo: "No doubt my candidate for the Ballon d'Or is @Benzema. The best striker, brutal level for 10 years and a champion above all." pic.twitter.com/NsUmnd0x3x— Infinite Madrid (@InfiniteMadrid) October 14, 2021
As Jose Felix Diaz argues, Benz checks all the right boxes:
Karim Benzema meets all of the Ballon d’Ors criteria: individual and collective awards, records and victories. The criteria also includes the career of the player and the club believe the Ballon d’Or would represent the legendary career of the Frenchman.
Karim himself admits to having high ambitions about the award for a long time, but remains humble about role his teammates would have played in bringing him there:
It’s a trophy that all the players want. Ever since I was little, I have been thinking about winning that award. If I am in anyway close, then it is because of my teammates.
This Haaland guy
He would be beloved at Real Madrid, and he brings that joy of playing around on the practice grounds.
…this is @ErlingHaaland pic.twitter.com/UVKrF18MiD— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 14, 2021
Erling Haaland in 2021:— William Hill (@WilliamHill) October 13, 2021
▪️ UCL Golden Boot
▪️ Fastest to score 20 UCL goals
▪️ Youngest to score 20 UCL goals
▪️ Youngest player to be named UEFA Forward of the Year
A record-breaking machine. pic.twitter.com/dtKscsxV7o
However, the big hurdle for Real Madrid to get past is Manchester City.
Manchester City to hold talks with Erling Haaland in January.https://t.co/ZxqR1zMUwp— AS English (@English_AS) October 14, 2021
This week Miguel Gutierrez and Antonio Blanco debuted for Spain’s U21 team
October 12, 2021
Antonio Blanco - Spain U21 vs Northern Ireland (12/10/2021).— Real Madrid Fabrica (@FabricaMadrid) October 12, 2021
The signings of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric were some of the best business in Real Madrid history
Toni Kroos $27.50M— Real Madrid Analysis (@rmdanalysis) October 13, 2021
Luka Modric $38.50M
Real Madrid spent less than $70M for two of the best midfielders in the modern era. pic.twitter.com/2GMTUTezel