- Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi is among the favourites to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award
- Lionel Messi will be coming up against other strong contenders including Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski
- However, Sergio Ramos contends that no one else deserves the prize more than his teammate Messi
Despite their years of rivalry, Sergio Ramos has backed Lionel Messi to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.
The two players linked up together at Paris Saint-Germain in the summer on free transfers.
For years, the duo has never seen eye-to-eye in the world of football as they both turned out for rival clubs in the La Liga.
However, Ramos seems to have switched allegiance to the Argentine, revealing that he hopes he wins this year's edition of the Ballon d'Or.
Messi is in the hat for the prestigious award after an incredible 2021 that saw him win his first major international trophy with Argentina.
The forward, who has won the award six times will be coming up against familiar names including Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the award's ceremony on Monday, November 29.
And Ramos has thrown his weight behind the Barcelona legend, revealing he wishes him "all the luck in the world."
According to the Real Madrid icon, Messi deserves the award because he has been in top shape this year.
"Yes, of course [I hope he wins]. I'm going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world," Ramos was quoted by Goal saying.
"He's in good shape, and I think he's the kind of player who really makes a difference. He's a unique player and it's a privilege to have him in the team," the defender added.
Stunning report claims Lewandowski will finish third in Ballon d'Or
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Robert Lewandowski would have to wait another season to land his first Ballon d'Or award after leaked reports show that the Bayern Munich striker finished in third position.
Despite enjoying a fantastic calendar year, the Polish striker is set to miss out on the individual accolade once again.
The 33-year-old broke Gerd Muller's all-time goalscoring record in the Bundesliga of 40 goals and has continued from where he stopped this season.
The current campaign has seen the ex-Dortmund forward score over 25 goals in 19 games across all competitions so far.
However, Spanish journalist Josep Pedrerol claims Lewandowski will be finishing third behind Real Madrid star Karim Benzema who would come second.
Source: Sports Brief News