Sergio Ramos is excited about the prospect of teaming up with Kylian Mbappe at Real Madrid, as he is sure he will be become one of the best players in the world.
The 18-year-old has attracted interest from the Champions League winners as well as Paris Saint-Germain after an exceptional season with Monaco in which he scored 15 Ligue 1 goals and a further six in the Champions League.
The striker is expected to become the most expensive player in history if a move materialises during the current transfer window, but the Ligue 1 champions are desperate to keep him.
And Ramos understands the hype that surrounds him, hailing the France international as a special talent.
“I saw him in matches that I played against him and those in the Champions League last season,” he told Foot Mercato.
“He is a great player with enormous potential. He is a fast player who unsettles his opponents and has abilities to score goals. He will battle with the best.”
Mbappe is expected to be a big part of his national team’s future, too. After facing Les Bleus in a friendly in March, Spain defender Ramos believes he is one of many stars available to Didier Deschamps.
“It’s a very good squad, very complete with young players who are no longer prospects for the future,” he said.
“They have players who have shown they are very good: Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Mbappe. They are the players who make the difference and I think France will be one of the teams to be beat in the next few years.”