Asked about Juve's new defensive combination of Jorge Andrade and Criscito, the Uruguayan declared: "The Portuguese has experience, he will be able to at best guide the potential of his young partner.

"I have watched him carefully on television: Criscito will become like one of the great Juve defenders of the past. I refer to people like Ciro Ferrara, then like Lilian Thuram and Fabio Cannavaro, and going further back to Gaetano Scirea and Claudio Gentile."

Montero is currently studying for his FIFA agent's licence.