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Ballon d’ Or: Jones names player that will take over from Messi, Ronaldo

 


Football expert, Dean Jones, has tipped Chelsea’s Kai Havertz to take over from Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the near future.

Jones believes Havertz can become the next Ballon d’ Or winner after Messi and Ronaldo are finished battling for the Europe top individual prize.

Messi and Ronaldo have won eleven Ballon d’ Or awards between themselves.

Havertz joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen last year.

“[Kai] Havertz is a totally, totally different footballer to [Romelu] Lukaku and he is a great option, and I think that the Werner-Havertz combination is something brilliant for Chelsea,” Jones told The Football Terrace.

“I personally think [Kai] Havertz will come into the conversation for a Ballon d’Or once Messi and Ronaldo are finished battling for it.

“Over the next ten years, I think you will see him stay at this level, but Havertz is nothing like Lukaku and I think he would only complement Lukaku with the way that he plays.”

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