Former Newcastle goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop, has said that Paul Pogba will only be able to win the Ballon D’Or prize in five years time.
Hislop believes that it will take at least four years, before any footballer in the world comes close to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both players have won the last nine editions of the prestigious award, with Ronaldo claiming this year’s.
Hislop told ESPN FC: “I don’t see anybody winning the Ballon d’Or any time soon until Ronaldo and Messi decide to call it a day.
“Let’s take the next four or five years aside. At which point, Paul Pogba will be 28 years old and, in all honesty, as much as there are a lot of players who have shown a lot of promise and may come to prominence over that period, Pogba has already been likened as one of the best in world football.
“He finished 14th in the Ballon d’Or this year – some way behind the two I mentioned and Griezmann – but who is going to push? Like I say, I think it will be another four years until we are having this discussion and who knows what’s in the offing?