When Mats Hummels isn't producing heroic defending, he's taking part in Twitter Q & A's. And he's revealed a few tidbits including who he thinks is the best talent in professional football.
The German is one the finest exponents of the art of defending so when he approves a striker you know it holds worth.
Case in point:
(Check out Xabi Alonso teasing Carlo Ancelotti about the 2005 Champions League final. This is brilliant:)
(Credit: FC Bayern TV)
Hummels was asked by a Twitter user who he thought was the best talent in football:
And he responded by naming Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele as the best talent in football. Some praise indeed.
Barcelona eye-up Dembele as a long-term replacement for Lionel Messi
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo are reporting that the Catalans have identified Dembele as a long-time replacement for their influential leader should he not sign a new contract with Barcelona.
The 19-year-old only made the switch to Borussia Dortmund last Summer signing a five-year contract, though could be swooped by Barcelona once the transfer window reopens in a few months.
(The ex-Dortmund defender has paid a huge compliment to the French attacker)
After rising to prominence in his native France with Rennes, Dembele completed a move to Dortmund and has since enhanced his reputation as a budding star.
The France international has created nine goals in the Bundesliga and a further five in the Champions League not to mention bagging seven goals in all competitions, per Who Scored.
But after confessing it would be a dream to ply his trade in the iconic Nou Camp, could a offer be too hard to turn down?