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Pogba will become one of the best ever, says Zidane

France legend Zinedine Zidane believes that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has the potential to become a true great if he can keep up his current development.

The 21-year-old was voted best young player at the World Cup earlier this summer after previously scooping up the prestigious Golden Boy award, and Zidane has little doubt his compatriot has a bright future ahead of him.

"What Paul is doing at the age of 21 is huge," Zidane told L'Equipe.

"Maybe we are talking about Pogba a bit too much, but if he can keep up his current development he can become one of the best players ever.

"For me, he is a combination of Claude Makelele and Patrick Vieira. If I were his coach, I would use him in a slightly more advanced role.

"He has to keep it simple every now and then in order to become more efficient. That way he can develop from a good midfielder into a top player.

"Will he ever join Real Madrid? We'll see..."

Pogba, who was named in the Ballon d'Or long list of nominations on Tuesday for 2014, recently signed a contract with Juventus until the summer of 2019.