Massimiliano Allegri has earmarked Paulo Dybala to become one of the best player in the world.
Juventus welcome Fiorentina on Saturday in their opening game of the Serie A campaign, as they look to win their sixth consecutive scudetto.
But it is 22-year-old Dybala, signed last summer from Palermo, who Allegri thinks is set for super-stardom.
“Dybala is an extraordinary player and he can do even better things than last year,” said Allegri.
“He will become one of the world’s top three players. He had impressive growth last season – if I think back to when he arrived, he had changed totally three months later.
“He’s a lad who is always improving and he has great focus and determination which are the reasons he will keep getting better.”
Ahead of the Fiorentina game, Allegri would not reveal whether two of their key additions – Miralem Pjanic and Higuain – would start.
He added: “I have already decided on seven of my starting XI. I will evaluate on Friday and Saturday morning whether Pjanic is in a condition to play.
“Higuain’s physical condition is improving. When he came here he wasn’t in great condition, but now he’s much better and he scored in the friendly at Villar Perosa.
“Sami Khedira’s been training with us for 15 days – he’s in good shape. Patrice Evra has a knock but he should be fit.
“Who will play up front? Dybala will play and for the rest, you will have to wait and see.”