Juventus legend Pavel Nedved has described current fan favourite Carlos Tevez as "a phenomenon".
The Argentine has proven a revelation since joining the Bianconeri from Manchester City in the summer, scoring six goals in his first 10 Serie A games.
And Nedved has been more taken with the heart, desire and grit displayed by Tevez, "a champion" the Czech feels would have been a worthy addition to the Juve side that won back-to-back titles a decade ago.
"He's a phenomenon," the former Ballon d'Or winner told Tuttosport. "For what he puts on the field, he reminds myself and [coach Antonio] Conte of our times.
"When we got him [from City], we knew we could move forward with security. Carlitos is a phenomenon; we never had any doubts [about him], and the results are confirming why.
"He is leader. Could he play with us in our great Juve team? Certainly: he's a champion. He's irresistible when he gets to chase the ball: he never gives up."
Nedved won the Ballon d'Or in 2003, the year of Juve's second successive Scudetto.