Pogba will become one of the best ever, says Zidane

The Real Madrid Castilla coach believes his compatriot, who was nominated for the 23-man Ballon d'Or list this year, is destined to achieve great things in the seasons to come

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.