Leonardo says Zlatan Ibrahimovic is just as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Sweden international has been in sparkling form since his move to Paris Saint-Germain during the summer and scored four times against England in his country's 4-2 victory over Roy Hodgson's men.
His displays have led several figures to tip the striker as a darkhorse to lift the Ballon d'Or and les Parisiens' sporting director lavished praise on his talents.
"Zlatan is a player of the calibre of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo," he told RMC.
"You cannot separate Zlatan and the others. He is a team player, he gives his all for the club and he is a player that should be considered for the Ballon d'Or."
The 31-year-old has scored 18 goals in 19 appearances for club and country so far this season.