Chelsea midfielder Moises Caicedo has received the biggest possible compliment as a footballer from a fellow pro who actually played alongside him last season.
If anyone knows how good a player is, it will be someone who trains with the every day and who played with them consistently last season.
Both Levi Colwill and Caicedo are now at Chelsea together, but last season they played together at Brighton, and Colwill has been absolutely raving about the Ecuadorian.
Caicedo came under fire after a nightmare debut on Sunday but really, he is going to soon show the world what he is capable of, as if he even needs to do that.
Colwill says he is one of the best midfielders in the world and he is worth every pound that Chelsea spent on bringing him in.
In words cited by talkSPORT today, Colwill said:
“I think anyone that watched him last season knows how good of a player he is.
“In my opinion, he was worth every pound that was spent on him.
“I think he is going to be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and the world.
“I don’t doubt that. Playing with him last season you just rely on him.
“Even when I know I have made a mistake, I have always known he is there to cover me in midfield.
“Some of the passes I gave to him were terrible and he still saved me and made me look good!
“Yeah, he is a very good player and him in this team alongside the other amazing players we have got, it is going to work well. Yeah, I am happy he is here.”
I have no doubts at all that Caicedo is going to be world class at Chelsea.