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Ronaldo very good but Neymar, Harry Kane the future - Gary Lineker

Ronaldo very good but Neymar, Harry Kane the future - Gary Lineker
From ESPN - February 7, 2018

Gary Lineker says that Neymar and Harry Kane represent the future and he would prefer either the Paris Saint-Germain star or the Tottenham Hotspur forward over an ageing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo won a fifth Ballon d'Or in December, and he also picked up the FIFA Best Player prize and UEFA Player of the Year award during a year in which he was easily the most decisive player as Real Madrid won five trophies -- including the Champions League and La Liga titles.

However, the 33-year-old, has not been at his best so far in 2017-18 and, amid uncertainty over his long-term future at Madrid. Club president Florentino Perez has reportedly maintained a long-running interest in Neymar, with rumours of a summer move continuing ahead of his current club's Champions League round-of-16 first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on Feb. 14.

Speaking to "El Transistor" radio show, Lineker, the former Barca striker, said Ronaldo had done a lot in the past, but Neymar, 26, now has a brighter future.

"Neymar is the future, [although] Cristiano has been very, very good," Lineker said. "Neymar is a great player. I like him a lot."

Madrid have also been linked with a move for current England captain Kane, who recently became the second-fastest player to score 100 Premier League goals. Asked to choose between Kane or Ronaldo, Lineker chose the 24-year-old Londoner.

"For the future? Harry Kane, for the future," he said.

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