Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has backed ‘unusual’ Bukayo Saka to become a world class footballer in the near future.
The England international has been one of the club’s star performers this season despite being only 19, scoring five goals and adding two assists in 25 Premier League appearances.
The Germany international has seen Saka’s rapid development first-hand and believes there is only more to come from the teenager.
“His performances are incredible,” Leno said. “He’s a top player and he has a top mentality. I think it’s very unusual for a young player like him because he’s very professional.
“He feels older than he is because he’s almost leading the team. This is a very good sign. I’m pretty sure he will become a world-class player. We are very happy to have him because this season – I don’t know if he’s the best – he’s been one of the best players.”