Stoke striker Julien Ngoy backed to be world star by former coach

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes

Julien Ngoy's former coach is not surprised by Monaco interest in Stoke striker.

Julien Ngoy's former coach has backed the Stoke City wonder kid to become one of the best footballers in the world.

Ngoy has been linked with a possible move to Monaco as a possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe should the Real Madrid and Arsenal target leave the Principality this summer as reported by ESPN.

Stoke pulled off a major coup when they signed Ngoy, from Club Brugge as a 15-year-old in 2013 beating off the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid to his signature.

Ngoy has impressed since joining Stoke, making six appearances for the Potters in all competitions last season and is seen as one of the best young prospects in Europe.

Seth Nkando of the NSeth Academy, who has ran his academy for 15 years in Brussels, not only developed Ngoy as a kid but was also responsible for the development of Romelu Lakaku of Everton and Chelsea’s Michy Batsuayi.

Nkando is convinced of Ngoy's quality and feels the Stoke starlet has the potential to play for Monaco and become one of the best players in the world.

"Julien has everything to be one of the best, like Mbappe he has pace, power, technical and he can score goals," Nkando told HITC Sport.

"At the moment he has all possibilities, if he stays in the Premier League he will be a success but it is no surprise to me that the world’s biggest clubs wanted him and still want him, there are not many players that can run as fast with the ball and have the quality to be so calm in front of the goal.

"I say again, it will be no surprise to me or my coaches if Julien is a €50m eurosor €75m euro player in the future, he has fantastic ability.

"It is important for him to ignore speculation and continue to work very hard with his team."

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