River Plate legend Francescoli rates Barcelona star Messi ahead of Maradona
Francescoli played in Argentina when Maradona was at his height.
"You will be surprised when I say that Messi is stronger than Maradona," he told France Football.
"I really think he this. Plus, his development is not yet complete. I also think Messi will go on to win another two Ballon d'Or awards."