Who do you think?
Hey mate, sorry for late reply I don't really check my page. You asked me who I think is the best left back. On last seasons form, I personally would say Juan Bernat or Jordan Amavi, although there is plenty of competition.
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Thank you for your message and apologies for my delayed reply. Cavare is a talented right-back and possesses plenty of potential. At a time when France is producing few good prospects in that position, he could go all the way to the senior level with Les Bleus.
He has already moved to Rennes, but is on loan at Lens until the end of the season. However, he is injured, so his campaign is over already. In my opinion, the move to Rennes makes sense because they are excellent at developing young talent. However, the Montanier project looks like it is stalling and perhaps a new coach would not rate him that highly. My the same token, perhaps a new coach could do a better job bringing him though than Montanier.
In any case, Cavare is a good talent and looks like he will develop into a player good enough to represent France. I am not sure he is of the same quality as the left-back (Digne and Kurzawa) coming through at present.
Cavare needs to recover from his injury and start next season well, but I have high hopes for him.
I hope that answers your question!
@ Adel Janevic: Hello :).
Yes. No move is ever definitive. Eden Hazard was talking about joining a Manchester Club and ended up at Chelsea.
The issue at Monaco stems from Dmitry Rybolovlev  cutting back on expenses, like Anzhi Makhachkala owner Suleyman Kerimov.
 Rybolovlev's divorce with his ex-wife cost $4.5 billion, per Forbes.
Then add in the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, Monaco lacking a worldwide fanbase and not having enough financial clout to challenge Paris Saint-Germain, it is understandable why Rybolovlev has scaled back.
— Layvin Kurzawa plays in a position, left-back, where there is a shortage of quality. He is going to be a big target especially if Monaco continue selling their assets.
— Sebastien Corchia gets caught out of position a lot. Provides energy going forward, but his attacking productivity is non-existent.
— That is what you get with Eliaquim Mangala: balances out 2/10 performances with 9/10 displays. He is still only 23 years old, so there is time for him to become a more consistent player.
Portugal has an absolute plethora of extremely promising youngsters who could certainly work their way up to the national team set up by the Euro 2016.
Here's a brief overview of our most talented prospects at each of the major positions.
GK: Anthony Lopes (Lyon) - The French-born keeper has quickly emerged as one of the best goal-keepers in Ligue 1 this season. Outstanding shot-stopper with superb reflexes.
RB: Cedric Soares (Sporting) - An extremely energetic, tenacious, attack-minded right-back. World-class potential if he continues to improve the defensive side of his game.
CB: Tiago Ilori (Liverpool, on loan at Bordeaux), Ruben Vezo (Valencia), Paulo Oliveira (Sporting). Oliveira is the oldest of the bunch and is therefore the closest to the finished article, yet Vezo and Ilori have even more potential in my opinion. Ilori actually reminds me of Raphael Varane: excellent positional sense, tidy in possession, and extremely quick.
LB: Raphael Guerreiro (Lorient). Recently made his debut for the national team in a qualifier vs. Armeina. He also scored the game winning goal against Argentina is a recent friendly. Pacey, technically gifted, world-class potential.
Midfield: Bernardo Silva (Benfica, on loan at Monaco), Joao Mario (Sporting), Rony Lopes (Manchester City, on loan at Lille), Andre Gomes (Valencia), William Carvalho (Sporting), and Ruben Neves (Porto).
Wingers: Bruma (Galatasaray), Carlos Mane (Sporting), Rafa (Braga), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica, on loan at Deportivo).
Strikers: Goncalo Paciencia (Porto) and Andre Silva (Porto).
Hi Adel. Thanks for the question.
Right-back is going to be a problem position for France in the next few years. There are no clear prospects breaking through at the moment.
Corchia hasn't impressed since his move to Lille, in fact he's looked better when playing further forward in the midfield. I'm not sure he will ever become good enough for France.
Dimitri Foulquier, of Granada, is the U21 right-back. He looked very promising at Rennes, but is far from ready for playing in the full national team.
Jordan Ikoko is at Le Havre, on loan from PSG, and looks a talent. We will have to see how he develops.
The only other player worth a mention is Antoine Conte of Stade de Reims. Recently played against England u21s at right-back, but has played mostly at centre-back for Reims in the league.
So many left-backs coming through, but the right side is a bit of a problem area.
Hi Adel, thank you for getting in touch!
- Ntep has the makings of a great player. In terms of pure ability and potential skill, his ceiling is extremely high. However, I do question his mentality at times and I think that he needs to change his attitude in order to fulfil his true potential. He, like many other young French players, has a big ego and this needs to be kept in check.
- Few players have the all-round package that Pogba offers. He truly is a unique footballing talent at present. However, France is producing a number of promising young midfielders who could go on to be similar (although not as gifted in my opinion). Jordan Veretout at Nantes, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Tiemoue Bakayoko at Monaco, Giannelli Imbula of Marseille, Abdoulaye Doucoure for Rennes and Montpellier's Morgan Sanson are just a few of the names you should be looking at. All extremely talented, but few - if any of them - will reach Pogba's level as he is younger than most of them.
- Pastore is having a great season and is finally rediscovering his best form. While he is not quite back at his Palermo/early PSG form just yet, he is getting there. I wrote this about his recently, this should answer your question: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2277376-javier-pastore-benefits-from-adaptation-and-zlatan-ibrahimovic-absence-at-psg
- Aurier has not disappointed at PSG so far, but he certainly has some way to go before he realises his true potential. It has been a tough start to life for him in Paris, but he made things worse for himself with that awful mistake vs. Toulouse (his former team). He played very well for PSG vs. Marseille recently and I think he will build on that performance. It is still early days, but he is still a very raw player. PSG will help him maximise his potential, but he still has a lot to learn.
- The Monaco project is over. Expect more departures in January if they can find buyers for the likes of Joao Moutinho (who has been dreadful in Ligue 1). Monaco is a really difficult place to succeed and Rybolovlev (the owner) has realised this already. The stadium is small, there is no solid or large fanbase in the area and sponsors are not interested in the team. There is no way for them to survive under FFP, so they will have to settle for being a good French team with lots of domestic talent. This is no bad thing, but they will not come close to challenging for the title for a while I think. So, do not expect any big-money spending sprees anytime soon. The party is over in the principality. Sad for Ligue 1, but there was always a big chance that this would happen.
Thanks for your question Adel!
Obviously, it's not easy to just point at any player and say"he's the best." Form, health and level of competition are factors. For instance, I'm a huge fan of Benatia, but I think based on oure quality (so irrespective of form/health), Thiago Silva is still the benchmark.
I like the shout for Rodriguez--somehow still an underrated player, and I think he just edges a host of other players for me (Azpilicueta has been great this season, but I rate Rodriguez higher).
Pogba is a phenomenal player, but he still has too many "lesser" matches for me to anoint him as the best. Right now, give me Fabregas or Modric (before he got injured).
Yes, Villa were once a good team, lol. The final was all Bayern - even more onesided than Chelsea's victory - but somehow Villa won 1-0.
Dennis Mortimer and Gordon Cowans were a world-class CM partnership, and Peter Withe was a wonderful striker who never played enough for England because he was not at a "fashionable" club.
I wouldn't call RR the best LB in the world, but I'd refrain from calling anyone it as I haven't seen enough of Die Wolfe this season. But with Alaba in CB/CM and Luis not playing...he's in the conversation.