Adrien Rabiot “has the strength of Paul Pogba, the courage of Arturo Vidal and potentially the dynamism of Claudio Marchisio,” said Gigi Buffon.
The midfielder is in talks with Juventus and Manchester United, as he is a free agent once his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires on June 30.
There have been concerns over his personality after months of clashes with the club hierarchy, but Buffon urges the Bianconeri to snap him up.
“Rabiot is incredible, such a great player,” Buffon told the Corriere dello Sport.
“He is also a lovely lad and a fine teammate. I don’t know where the whole media storms surrounding him came from, because the guy I know is world class.
“Rabiot is this fantastic mixture: he has the strength of Pogba, who is built like a wardrobe, the courage of Vidal and potentially the dynamism of Marchisio.
“He has to improve the timing of his runs into the box but can become someone who scores 10 goals per season.”