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Pires: Pogba can become one of the world's best

The ex-Arsenal star feels his compatriot could become one of the best around in the game and thinks the World Cup could be crucial in his development


Former France international Robert Pires believes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has the potential to become one of the best players in the world.

The powerful midfielder has developed into a key player with the Serie A champion since joining from Manchester United in the summer of 2012 and Pires has little doubt that a bright future awaits his young compatriot.

"To become one of the best players in the world is a difficult and delicate job. In his position, I think Pogba will become one of the best in Europe, that's for sure," the former Arsenal man said. "Maybe, after the World Cup in Brazil, he’ll be among the best players in the world. He has good qualities.

"It’s impressive because of his young age, he makes it look so easy. When you have all these qualities, you can go further, go higher. He’s a very important player for [France coach Didier] Deschamps’ system."

The 21-year-old has made 45 appearances in all competitions so far this term for Juventus, scoring nine goals in the process.

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