Kingsley Coman has made quite an impression at FC Bayern München since joining in the summer, but the 19-year-old prodigy could easily have been lining up for Juventus against the Bundesliga champions in Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie.
The France international’s potential convinced La Vecchia Signora to sign Coman when he left Paris Saint-Germain in 2014. However, after a season in Turin during which first-team opportunities were limited, the teenager arrived on a double-season loan at the Allianz Arena, where he has gone from strength to strength.
bundesliga.com brings you the lowdown on FC Bayern's Gallic wing sensation ahead of the Round of 16 first-leg reunion with his former team.
1. Early promise
Coman made his professional debut for PSG on 17 February 2013, replacing Marco Verratti for the final four minutes of an upset 3-2 loss to FC Sochaux-Montbeliard in Ligue 1. The appearance made him the youngest player in PSG's history at 16 years, eight months and four days old.
Coman was runner-up to France international team-mate Anthony Martial of Manchester United FC in the 2015 Golden Boy award, given to Europe's best Under-21 player as voted for by the continent’s leading sports press outlets, such as Bild (Germany), L'Equipe (France) and Marca (Spain).
3. Relentless success
Coman is on course to win his fourth consecutive top-flight title. Given a medal for PSG's 2012/13 success after that debut against Sochaux, Coman helped the Parisians to the 2013/14 Ligue 1 title before winning the Serie A and Coppa Italia double in his first season in Italy.
4. Maker and taker
Coman is becoming more prolific with each passing season. A bit-part player with PSG, the France winger managed two assists and two goals for Juventus last season, whilst this campaign he has already recorded two assists and three league goals from the wing. "In my opinion he has found a style of football which better suits his qualities," said Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini of the youngster in an interview with Der Spiegel. "Bayern play a lot through quick wingers like him, but we don't use such a position so much."
5. Löw love
Nominally right-footed, part of Coman's threat is his confidence in flying past an opponent on either foot. Germany coach Joachim Löw has been impressed, saying: "He's tough to control because of his speed. It's a special quality to be able to pass a player on both sides."
6. International options
Born in France to Guadeloupean parents, Coman made his France debut last November in the 2-0 win over world champions Germany - a match overshadowed by the Paris terror attacks. He could also have lined up for Guinea alongside fellow Bundesliga star Ibrahima Traore of Borussia Mönchengladbach by virtue of his grandmother.
7. Tough acts to follow
Born in the French department of Seine-et-Marne, Coman hails from the same region as former France stars Claude Makelele, Lilian Thuram and Frank Leboeuf.
8. Costa partnership
Coman and Douglas Costa have combined to great effect this season. With injuries to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery denying the Allianz Arena faithful the sight of 'Robbery' in full-flight, the performances of Costa and Coman on the wings quickly saw Bayern fans dub their duo 'CoCo'.
He may be only 19 years old, but Coman is not shy to express his opinion. On recounting his time playing alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG, Coman said of the Swede: "My relationship with Ibrahimovic was completely neutral. He is not the type of player to approach the younger players and give them advice. He only cares about himself." However, Coman has rather higher praise for Pep Guardiola: "He is the best coach in the world, in my opinion. I have developed well under Pep, I've got a lot match practice and he has shown great faith in me."
10. …yet measured
PSG's Under-19 coach Laurent Bonadei is a keen admirer of Coman's maturity. The winger took it upon himself to return to the youth age group after his first-team debut in Paris in order to ensure playing time. "In addition to being a great person, Coman is well educated and has a great sense of responsibility," Bonadei said.