Kylian Mbappe is the present and future of football, according to Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has established himself as one of the leading players in world football after bursting onto the scene with Ligue 1 outfit, Monaco, in 2016-17.
With the World Cup, three French topflight titles and three other domestic cups for France, PSG and Monaco already won by the 21-year-old, he is poised to have an incredible career.
Ronaldo knows everything about having a successful career, having won titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus and he has seen a lot that suggests Mbappe would be the top star in the future.
"Mbappe is the future and the present," the 35-year-old said in a promotional video shared by Marca.
"He's a fantastic player, very fast, and he will be the future."
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Mbappe also admitted he is looking at Ronaldo rather than Messi for inspiration when it comes to his own career
"It's too late for me to carve out a career like Messi's, I would have had to stay at Monaco," Mbappe told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Without taking anything away from Messi, now I have to draw on Cristiano's career for inspiration.
"If you're French, obviously you would have grown up with [Zinedine] Zidane as your idol. After that, it was Cristiano, who I have been fortunate enough to have faced as an opponent, at club level and with the national team."