Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said he would pick Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne to win the Ballon d’Or award this year, if he is not allowed to vote for himself.
Jorginho is on the 30-man shortlist after winning the Champions League with the Blues and European Championships with Italy.
He is one of the front-runners alongside Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich).
“I believe I’d vote for Kevin de Bruyne for everything he’s been doing and for the beautiful football he’s been showing in recent years.
“For those who like football, it’s great to see him play because he understands football, he is a player with above-average intelligence,” Jorginho told ESPN Brasil.
The winner of this year’s prize will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on November 29.