Neymar believes Paris Saint-Germain prodigy Kylian Mbappe ought to be a contender for the Ballon d’Or.
“Mbappe, I have the impression that he is already 30 years old,” Neymar told reporters. “He is so mature and so complete.
“He’s a player who will be a pain for the defenders and he’ll be in the race for the Ballon d’Or.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2017, having guided Real Madrid to double La Liga and Champions League glory last season.