Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has said that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be distinguished in any way as they are both ‘monsters’ in their own way.
Carvajal, who shared the field with Ronaldo at Real Madrid and frequently encountered Messi during the Argentine maestro’s tenure at Barcelona, asserts that picking between the two is an impossible task, given the sheer magnificence of both players.
In an interview with Daniel Habif, the veteran Real Madrid defender was asked the generational question, to which he responded,
“Messi or Ronaldo? I put them on the same level. I don’t prefer one over the other. They are monsters in every sense of the word, and I could not choose either this or that. I think they are very different.
“Messi is a player who is able to go back, receive the ball and create an attack, and he can participate in the play and create.
“Cristiano is a monster at scoring goals, attacking the area and finishing. If they were playing together they would have been a bomb and it would have been interesting to see,” the 32-year-old added.
Carvajal, who made his first team debut in 2013 after being bought back by Real Madrid from Bayer Leverkusen, played as many as five seasons with Cristiano Ronaldo, winning one La Liga and four UEFA Champions League titles together.
Carvajal, this season especially, has proven to be quite an asset for Real Madrid given the troubles they have had with regard to injuries.
Last night, against title contenders Girona, the veteran right-back played as a left-sided centre-back with Aurelien Tchouameni and Madrid managed to walk out 4-0 victorious.
The Spaniard’s run as a centre-back is likely to continue if the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Nacho do not recover in time.
Real Madrid do not want to pay ‘crazy money’ for top defensive target – Romano
As has been reported by multiple reliable sources today, Alphonso Davies is likely to be on his way to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in the summer.
It has been suggested that the 23-year-old Canadian left-back already has a verbal agreement with Los Blancos over a transfer either this summer or in 2025, when his contract with the Bundesliga champions runs down.
Now, the idea is for Real Madrid to start negotiations with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee so that a mutually beneficial agreement can be reached for the summer window.
Real Madrid will not pay crazy money
Amidst all this, Fabrizio Romano has come out with an update claiming that Real Madrid do not intend to pay ‘crazy money’ to sign Davies from Bayern Munich given that he will be entering the final year of his contract.
The Italian transfer expert claims that Real Madrid have been the preferred destination for Davies for a while now and that the personal terms between the two parties will not be an issue at all.
So, a summer move would now hinge on Bayern Munich’s asking price for their left-back.
Romano states that the Bavarian giants will attempt to tie Davies down to a new contract until May or even June.
But if the left-back, who is demanding hefty wages worth around €20 million, does not agree to sign, they will be forced to sell instead of losing him for free next year.
In that scenario, Real Madrid will be best-placed to sign Davies, although Los Blancos will not go overboard with their spending on the Canadian.