Wales manager Chris Coleman has hailed Aaron Ramsey and says the Arsenal midfielder is good enough to play for any team on the planet.
The 25-year-old has returned to the Wales squad after injury for their World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Saturday.
Ramsey has not played for the Dragons since Euro 2016 and Coleman admits he has been missed with the team currently third in Group D, two points off top spot.
“Take him out of any team and it’s a loss,” Coleman said according to BBC Sport.
“That’s not a biased opinion because I’m a Welshman and we all love Rambo. I’m looking at it clinically. Playing in tournament against the top teams, he was head and shoulders above.
“In my personal opinion there’s not a team on the planet he couldn’t play for.”
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Coleman also confirmed that Ramsey would start the game in Cardiff with Wales knowing victory will take them above Saturday’s visitors who currently top the group.
“He’s ready and he looks great,” he added. “We were without him for the first three games, which was a blow for us – it would be a blow for anyone. It’s disappointing and frustrating.
“So it’s nice to have him back. He’s not played too much football for Arsenal – of course he’s going to start the game as we sit here now.
“However long he’ll last, physically, we don’t know, but we do know he’s generally probably one of the fittest players playing football.”
Ramsey was one of the players of the tournament for Wales at Euro 2016 and both club and country will hope he can find the form he showed over the summer again after returning to fitness.