Real Madrid defender Pepe has been impressed by new teammate Raphael Varane.
Varane is winning plaudits from across Europe.
â€œHeâ€™s an incredibly humble guy with tremendous skill," said Pepe.
"I had the chance to tell him at the beginning of the season that, in my opinion, in a few years heâ€™s going to be one of the best central defenders in the world. If he maintains the same humility and eagerness to learn every day heâ€™s going to make it. I think heâ€™s doing really well. Heâ€™s loads of help in the matches and heâ€™s progressed really quickly. This is all in his favour because heâ€™s a central defender with a lot of skill."