Paulo Dybala signed a new Juventus contract earlier this year and after seeing him step off the bench to help his side seal a 3-0 win over Chievo on Saturday, boss Max Allegri has tipped him to become one of the greats.
Allegri said: “Dybala is improving a great deal and has everything it takes to become, along with Neymar after Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, one of the best players in the world.
“His future is with Juventus and I am very happy with that.”
Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino echoed those sentiments and said Dybala could be a future Ballon d’Or winner.
Sorrentino, a former Palermo teammate of the Argentina international, added: “I am fortunate enough to know him very well and I am therefore not remotely surprised by how well he’s doing.
“I was able to play with Dybala for two-and-a-half years, so imagine the number of times I had to fly to my right and left in training.
“He can still improve a great deal and will become the best. He has everything it takes to win the Ballon d’Or — I just hope that, when it happens, he invites me to the party.”
Despite the ultimately comfortable Juventus win, Allegri urged his side to keep improving, adding: “We allowed a few too many shots on target.
“That is something we need to work on and improve on, but it was good to keep a clean sheet.
“At times it makes me smile when people say we do or don’t play good football.
“What does that even mean? Some games you win playing well, others you win playing less well.”