Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has tipped Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount to become “one of the best” footballers in the world.
Mount, who was playing on loan at Derby County last season under current boss Frank Lampard, has been brilliant in his debut Premier League season at Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has contributed six goals and four assists in the Premier League this season, earning him his first six caps for England.
Messi, who has won heaps of trophies and individual honours in his career at Barcelona, has tipped Mount to become one of the best players in world football.
Speaking about Mount, Messi said (via the Daily Mirror): “Having watched him play he has the potential to be one of the best.”
Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill was also recently full of praise for Mount after his breakthrough season.