Chelsea midfelder N’Golo Kante has lavished Monaco star and international team-mate Kylian Mbappe with praise.
Mbappe has been in impressive form with 19 goals and five assists in his 32 matches in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side this campaign.
The 18-year-old was recently called up to the France senior side having been linked with the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks.
And Kante has been impressed with the youngster and other Ligue 1 players in the France national squad.
“What he does at his age is exceptional,” said Kante.
“He’s shown things in Ligue 1 and Champions League – this is the choice of the coach [if it’s too early to play him].
“In any case, his integration is helped by the presence of quite a few Monaco players.
“Those who are here today deserve their place. There are quite a few Ligue 1 players, everything is going well.”