Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi believes Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk is capable of winning the Ballon d’Or.
De Zerbi coached Mudryk at Shakhtar Donetsk during the 2021-22 season, and is fully aware of the winger’s ability.
“Mudryk is a fantastic player, but Brighton can’t buy him,” De Zerbi said.
“I like him, because I like all my ex-players. But Brighton can’t buy him.
“I think Mudryk can win the Ballon d’Or in the future. I know the value of Mudryk, he has the potential to win the Ballon d’Or.”
Mudryk has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in European football after a phenomenal start to the season that has seen him score 10 goals in 18 matches across all competitions from out wide.