Former France striker Jean-Pierre Papin has backed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score more than 30 goals for Paris Saint-Germain this season.
That puts him on course to pass 30, the highest total Papin managed during the five successive years he finished as the league's leading scorer.
And the former Marseille and Milan star backed him to do so, though he feels the league's all-time record of 44 - set by OM's
"It seems difficult for him to keep up his rhythm from the start of the season until the end," Papin told
"But he has a great team around him. I believe he will pass my total of 30 goals but Skoblar's 44 seems too much."
Papin likened Ibrahimovic to Netherlands great
"He's the type of player that impresses me, he's a powerful and tough guy," he said.
"It's rare to see a player like him who has such a good touch in front of goal. It is this combination of power and finesse that impresses me.
"He is like
"He has enormous experience of the top level which will serve him well in Ligue 1.
"We haven't had a goalscorer like him in
Former England player and manager