Gabriel Agbonlahor, an Aston Villa icon, believes Sadio Mane of Liverpool will win the Ballon d’Or this year.
The former England striker believes Mane has a better chance of winning the individual award than Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Robert Will.
Following Manchester City’s stunning 4-3 triumph over Real Madrid last night, the focus shifts to Liverpool, who face Villarreal on Wednesday evening.
Jurgen Klopp’s team will be looking to get a win under their belts as they look to book a place in next month’s Champions League final in Paris.
While neither side is guaranteed to reach the showpiece event, Agbonlahor believes that Pep Guardiola’s side will be hoping to see Liverpool knocked out of the competition in order to maximise their chances of going all the way.
“I know we look at Benzema or Lewandowski but I’m looking at Mane!
“Mane won the Africa Cup of Nations, [has] a chance of [winning] the Premier League, won the Carabao Cup, could win the FACup and UEFA Champions League.”
“I’d put Mane ahead of Salah!”