An iconic former 'Galactico' himself with Real Madrid, whilst currently in his third managerial post since hanging up his boots, legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos is commonly sought out as a someone who can offer reasoned opinions by various Spanish media outlets.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, it was the Cadena COPE radio show, 'El Partido de las 12', asking Roberto Carlos for his views on how things are currently going with Real Madrid.
Understandably at the top of the agenda, with Real Madrid having officially announced the capture of right-back Danilo from FC Porto, the man who was famed for his ferociously powerful left-foot was asked for his views on that particular piece of Bernabeu business.
"I think he's a very good full-back. He reminds me a lot of Dani Alves." Roberto Carlos opined, but when it comes to comparisons with another iconic Brazilian right-back, Cafu, he thinks that's perhaps stretching things too far.
"Comparing Danilo with Cafu is very difficult because Cafu won many titles and, for me, was the best right-back in history." The simple analysis from the 41-year-old, therefore, was to suggest: "Danilo is a very complete right-back. He defends well and he attacks well."
Roberto Carlos did back Real Madrid signing the 23-year-old from Porto, however, commenting: "I think he's a great signing for Real Madrid, because he has a lot of quality. Also, he will adapt very quickly there and won't have any difficulties. He has plenty of European experience with Porto and will be a success."
Often regarded as the best left-back in the world during his own playing days, when asked who he thinks is the best right now, Roberto Carlos wasn't in any doubts about backing his former understudy at Real Madrid:
He said: "Marcelo. For me he's the number one left-back in the world. Bernat at Bayern Munich is also very good, but Marcelo has experience and great leadership qualities."
After spells as assistant manager of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, followed by his first managerial post with Sivasspor, Roberto Carlos accepted the vacant post with another Turkish outfit in January, signing for Akhisar Belediyespor.