2018 Ballon d’Or: Cavani reveals player deserving of award, make three-man final shortlist

2018 Ballon d’Or: Cavani reveals player deserving of award, make three-man final shortlist

Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani has named Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane as the player who deserves to win this season’s Ballon d’ Or award.

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He also named Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kyalian Mbappe and Atletico Madrid ace, Antoine Griezmann, as players who he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for the biggest individual prize.

Recall that France Football in October announced a 30-man list players that will battle for the 2018 Ballon d’Or

“Varane may well be there, Griezmann, Mbappe… I think a Frenchman should win the Ballon d’Or,” Cavani told RMC.

“There are other players who could win it, but it should be a Frenchman, they have won the World Cup.

“Modric has had a great season, but his team-mate Varane won the Champions League and the World Cup. Modric was a finalist and had a great campaign, but Varane deserves it more.”

The 2018 Ballon d’Or award ceremony will take place on December 3, 2018 in Paris.

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