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Barcelona target sings praises of Real Madrid superstar: “One of the best in the world”
Speaking to DAZN, Villarreal right-back Juan Foyth has heaped praise on Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr, calling the Brazilian winger ‘one of the best players in the world’.
Real Madrid face Villarreal in La Liga this weekend and in the lead-up to the game, Foyth has sung praises of Vinicius Jr, against whom he will be competing on Saturday.
Foyth, who has been heavily linked with a summer move to Barcelona, believes Vinicius is one of the best in the world and stated that opponents need to respect the 22-year-old Brazilian international.
“Viní Jr is a player who always puts you at risk. You have to respect him because he has earned it,” Foyth said.
“Viní Jr knows he’s good. He has a lot of personality and that’s why he’s one of the best players in the world. He is a lethal weapon in Real Madrid’s attack, one of the biggest clubs in history,” the Argentine international added.
Vinicius has enjoyed another splendid season in 2022/23, racking up an impressive return of 20 goals and 15 assists from 43 matches in all competitions.
The Brazilian was in his elements as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 4-0 away at Camp Nou on Wednesday to book a place in the finals of the Copa del Rey.
And Carlo Ancelotti & co. will hope that the former Flamengo wonderkid continues in the same vein of form when he faces up Foyth and Villarreal on Saturday.
The Real Madrid manager has been vocal in his praise for Vinicius as well and has backed him to become one of the best in the game in the next ten years.
“Vinicius is a very strong player. He is incredibly talented because, in addition to the Brazilian technique, he has extraordinary physical power. I’m not saying he’ll make football history, but he’ll surely be among the best in the world in the next 10 years,” he had said earlier this week.
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Benzema inquired Ronaldo about Saudi and agreed on a transfer, but backed down
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia has triggered a wave of massive establishment within the country so much so that the league has approached players like Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Ramos and even Karim Benzema.
Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid is imminent and if a report from Diaro AS is to be believed, the Frenchman contacted his former Madrid teammate, Ronaldo, to ask him for information about the Saudi league, living conditions and other teams.
All this because it is said that the legendary Frenchman has received a lucrative offer from the newly crowned Saudi Pro League champions Al Ittihad. As reported before, the star striker will earn more than €100 million per year across his two-year contract with the Saudi team.
At the moment, the Saudi government has approved all of Benzema’s requests and while it is said that he can join the team of his choice, Al Ittihad’s recent flirting had made them absolute favourites.
That said, the transfer may have taken a u-turn recently, as Benzema spoke about staying at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future.
“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.
“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet.”
In a recent turn of events, Helder Costa openly spoke about Benzema’s arrival, saying that his team is ‘excited about the arrival of the Balon d’Or winner.’ As if that is not enough, a club fan also showed a Karim Benzema edit on the big screen during their title celebrations.
Meanwhile, since the transfer is not confirmed, Real Madrid continue to be uninformed of Benzema’s decision. And this remains a major problem for the team from the capital city as their summer transfer plan hinges on the continuity of the Frenchman.
At the moment, the team is said to be closing in on the signing of Joselu from Espanyol. However, it must be noted that the forward will only be arriving on a season-long loan as Madrid already have big plans for the summer of 2024, with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe both lined up.