Buffon chose the future Ballon d'Or winner and it wasn't Neymar or Mbappe

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Buffon chose the future Ballon d'Or winner and it wasn't Neymar or Mbappe

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 6,549

The reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will eventually come to an end and the coveted trophy will be claimed by an emerging young star. The Juventus and Italy keeper tipped one of his former teammates to become the best footballer in the world.

"It's possible he will become the best in th world. With luck, but it's possible. He is a tremendous warrior on the pitch and he is very talented," Gianluigi Buffon said of his former Juventus teammate Paul Pogba.

The Italian keeper spoke to 'Mundo Deportivo' about the Manchester United midfielder, backing him to fill the void Ronaldo and Messi will eventually leave in world football.

The Frenchman's ability to transition from defence to attack received much praise from the experienced keeper, as well as his control on the ball. "It was painful to see him leave. But the club's board of directors decided, not the players," he explained.

"The important thing was that his attitude on the pitch and in training was impeccable. Manchester United signed a great player and a great colleague. It's a great club and it always will be," the legendary goalkeeper concluded.

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