Lionel Messi has reportedly been informed that he will emerge the winner of the 2019 Ballon d'Or award thereby beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk.
Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or award five times before same as his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo, but Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has never won it.
The winner for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award will be announced on Monday, December 2 in a big ceremony.
And according to the report on Daily Mail, Mundo Deportivo claims that Lionel Messi has been told to be prepared to receive his six Ballon d'Or award in his career.
The report added that a team from France Football Magazine have traveled to Spain to meet Lionel Messi where they told him about the latest development.
Lionel Messi won the 10th La Liga title of his career last season scoring 36 goals and providing 13 assists in 36 top-flight for Barcelona.
Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk who is also a contender for the Ballon d'or helped the Reds to win the 2018/19 Champions League title beating Tottenham in the final.
Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand won the Italian Serie A title with Juventus in his first season with the Old Lady but lost in the Champions League against Ajax.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi made a striking confession after revealing he does not want a life contract at Camp Nou despite his desire to remain at Barcelona.
The 32-year-old's future at the club remains uncertain when club President Josep Bartomeu revealed that their captain has a clause in his contract which enables him to leave at the end of the season.
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