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Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho say Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus will replace Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.

The Brazilian wonderkid has been lauded by his fellow countryman after an impressive start to life in the Premier League and Ronaldinho who won two Fifa World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or insists City boss Pep Guardiola has a special talent on his hands in the teen.

“Manchester City have a very special player with Gabriel Jesus. Maybe even, in the future, the best player in the world.

“At the moment it is Messi. I have always said I think one day it will be Neymar. But at 19, in the future, it can be Gabriel. He has all the abilities to make that happen.

“I don’t always agree that players should always be eased in — it depends on the type of player. You look at Gabriel Jesus and he has no fear at all. He just wants to play and show what he can do.

“He will put in big ­performances against Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and all the other top teams in England.

“I’m pleased he has been named in the Champions League squad and I think he should play, he is full of confidence. Ronaldo, Kaka, myself and, more recently, Neymar were playing at the highest level at a young age. Gabriel is in that ­category.” said the Brazilian legend

Brazil internationals Fernandinho and Fernando have been key to Jesus’ ability to settle in at City.

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