Lionel Messi believes Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is destined for greatness and has a bright future ahead of him.
Dybala last month received his first call-up for Argentina following some fine performances for Palermo last season and for new club Juventus in the opening weeks of the 2015-16 campaign.
The 21-year-old remained on the bench for the full 90 minutes of his side’s 2-0 World Cup qualification loss against Ecuador on Friday, yet Messi – who is recovering from a knee injury – is confident his compatriot will become a household name in the future.
“Paulo is a great player and he has a bright future ahead of him,” the Barcelona man told Tuttosport.
“I have no doubt about it that people will talk about him a lot over the next few years.”
Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in June 2015 for an initial transfer fee of €32 million – potentially rising to €40m – and has netted four goals in nine appearances for the reigning Serie A champions so far this term.