Angel Di Maria has backed his Paris Saint Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe to win the Ballon d’Or in the future.
The youngster, who won the World Cup with France is expected to be shortlisted for the prestigious award come October 9.
However, Mbappe is not expected to win the award this year, he has been backed by Di Maria to win it in coming years.
“If he continues at this level, he can win it in any year,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’ program. “We see in each of his matches the potential that he has – he exploits it every time, even if he is only 19.”
“I am very happy here, so I can only wait to see what will happen,” he added.
“The coach immediately came to talk to me, he made me understand that he was counting on me, that I was important to the team. I think he has come to win the Champions League … and we have a good chance of winning because we have Neymar, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. The best!
“The club knows what I want, we’ll see. I’d like to continue here, but I have always said that I would like to finish my career in Argentina. I hope that my last club in Europe will be Paris.”