Vincent Kompany believes Manchester City target Eden Hazard has the talent to succeed at any club in the world.
City boss Roberto Mancini watched the Belgium international in action in Lille's 4-0 win over Valenciennes on Sunday.
The 21-year-old played a key role in the romp with a goal, his 12th of the season, and setting up two more goals for team-mates.
Kompany knows all about Hazard as the two play together at international level and, while he would prefer to play alongside David Silva now, he thinks his Belgium team-mate will continue to blossom in the years to come.
Asked which of the two playmakers he would prefer, Kompany said: "Silva now, Hazard in five years' time.
"With his talent, Hazard could succeed anywhere."
City trail Manchester United by four points in the title race ahead of Wednesday's mouth-watering showdown with Chelsea and Kompany is determined to help Mancini's men finish top of the pile.
"I've been here since the beginning of the adventure and it's personal now," he continued.
"I don't think there are many clubs in Europe with a better future."