Quoted by the Belfast Telegraph, Danny Rose has paid tribute to former Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Gareth Bale.
The 26-year-old winger left Tottenham in 2013 for a world-record fee of £85 million and has since helped Real Madrid to two Champions League titles in three seasons.
Until 2010, so much of Bale's career had been spent as a left-back, where he struggled to fulfill his potential, but a number of electric performances on Spurs' left wing - including the hat-trick in a Champions League defeat at Inter Milan - saw manager Harry Redknapp keep him there.
Rose is expected to come up against his old Spurs friend this week when Bale and Wales meet England in both sides' second Group B outing in Euro 2016.
And the left-back says he's "over the moon" for the Welshman following his incredible evolution from a modest defender to one of the world's most lethal attacking quantities.
"He has made a great transformation in terms of changing position and now he's one of the most dangerous attacking midfielders in the world. I am over the moon for him," he said via The Belfast Telegraph.
England will be on high alert regarding Bale after the Wales ace scored a trademark free kick in their opening 2-1 win over Slovakia on Saturday.