- Gonzalo Higuain believes Robert Lewandoski, Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland are presently the best players in the game
- The former Argentine international snubbed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo despite their unbeatable records
- Higuain left Juventus during the summer to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side owned by David Beckham, Inter Miami
Gonzalo Higuain has brushed aside his former teammates Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as he ranks Robert Lewandoski, Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland above them.
The former Argentine striker believes Messi and Ronaldo are currently nowhere near the three hottest forwards in Europe.
Higuain and Messi played at international level together as the duo pair went as far as reaching the 2014 World Cup finals and two Copa America finals.
On the other hand, Higuain and Ronaldo were teammates at Real Madrid and reunited at Juventus.
They played against each other in the Champions League finals in 2017 and during Higuain's loan spell at AC Milan.
Higuain who recently joined Inter Miami in the summer believes Lewandowski, Benzema and Haaland are his best players at the moment.
He told ESPN:
"Lewandowski, Haaland and Benzema are the best for me now.
"Karim has been in the football elite for 12 years. Lewandowski scores everywhere. And Haaland is a great promise, he is a great forward."
When asked about Messi, Higuain replied:
"Well, it's magical. Everything seems natural to him.
"He was born like that, Leo does everything effortlessly. This is what makes him unique."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Luis Suarez will miss his much-anticipated clash against his former side Atletico Madrid after testing positive for coronavirus.
The Uruguayan Football Association confirmed that the Atletico Madrid striker, goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and backroom staff member Matias Faral have all contracted the disease while on international duty.
The three of them are currently self-isolating and are in good health but it will cost Suarez missing the match at Camp Nou when league action resumes in Spain.
The Argentine defender enjoyed his most successful spell at club level with Barcelona where he won five La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns during his eight-year spell at Camp Nou.
The 36-year-old returned to his native country's club Estudiantes after a few seasons with Chinese Super Lig side Hebei China Fortune.
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