Kaka Tips Coutinho For Ballon d’Or Glory

Former Brazil international Kaka believes that Philippe Coutinho is on his path to vying for the Ballon d’Or especially after sealing a move to Barcelona.

Coutinho joined the Spanish giants this month from Liverpool for  £146million and signed a five and a half-year contract.

The 25 year-old in now expected to make his debut in the second leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-final against Espanyol on Thursday.

“I think it was a great signing for Barcelona,” Kaka said in a discussion with former Brazil teammate Ronaldo broadcast on social media.

“He isn’t the best player in the world yet but he has a lot of quality. He has what it takes to dominate, and then fight for individual awards.”

Kaka is himself a winner of the Ballon d’Or, having earned it back in 2007 after guiding AC Milan to the UEFA Champions League title.

Ronaldo was also approval of Coutinho’s talent but is coy on whether the former Liverpool man can win the individual prize.

“He’s going to have a lot of competition within Barcelona. But it’s going to be great to see him play with [Lionel] Messi and to see another Brazilian stand out for Barcelona. I don’t know if he’s going to in for the Ballon d’Or but without any doubt he’s an incredible talent,” said Ronaldo.


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