Football fans on social media have touted Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde as a prospective Ballon d’Or winner in the near future.
Social media users came to the aforementioned conclusion on the back of a photo, which has since gone viral after surfacing on the internet on Tuesday, October 18.
In the photo posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Valverde was spotted admiring the Ballon d’Or prize brought to the club’s training grounds by 2022 holder Karim Benzema.
Federico Valverde, Real Madrid, Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema
Federico Valverde has been tipped to win the Ballon d’Or in the near future by social media users. Photo credit: @ESPN @goal
The viral photo has seen many online commentators tip the 24-year-old Uruguayan to win the most prestigious prize in football, drawing inspiration from a 2014 photo of Benzema applauding Ronaldo when he won the gong for the second time.
Benzema and Courtois flaunt awards
Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois were back in training as heroes on Tuesday, just over 12 hours since they won Ballon d’Or awards in France.
The Real Madrid duo returned to training to show off their shiny awards to teammates and manager Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid’s training grounds before they started the drills.
Benzema deservedly saw off competition from Sadio Mane, Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski to win the world’s best player crown.
Fede Valverde: Madrid’s midfield metronome
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Federico Santiago Valverde Dipetta is undoubtedly a superstar of the future.
The Real Madrid midfielder, who is more commonly known as Fede Valverde, has had an excellent start to the season and earned the plaudits of his manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
As reported by Managing Madrid, Ancelotti believes that Valverde has the quality to score a lot of goals in a season.