Vazquez: Asensio will win Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez believes star team-mate Marco Asensio will one day win the Ballon d'Or.

Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio has starred early in the season, scoring four goals in five games in all competitions, including a brace against Valencia on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Marco Asensio is a future winner of the Ballon d'Or, according to Real Madrid team-mate Lucas Vazquez.

Asensio, 21, has starred early in the season, scoring four goals in five games in all competitions, including a brace against Valencia on Sunday.

The three-time Spain international was lauded by Vazquez, who joined him in Julen Lopetegui's squad as a replacement for the injured Vitolo.

"He is spectacular," said Vazquez of his team-mate. "He is at a very high level and still has to grow. We hope to enjoy him a lot. He is very humble and takes everything with ease.

"It's soon to say about the Ballon d'Or, but I think so."

Madrid is unbeaten to start the season, having won the UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana, while it sits fifth in La-Liga after being held by Valencia.

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