Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is an "extraordinary talent", Daley Blind said after they clinched the Eredivisie title on Wednesday.
The centre-back helped Ajax win their first league title since 2014, completing a domestic double after their KNVB Beker success.
Former Manchester United defender Blind has no doubt about De Ligt's ability.
"Not only as a captain was he important to us. It's also about his personality. He is a leading figure in the squad," he said after a 4-1 win over De Graafschap that sealed the title.
"He can guide the team in hard times. But if he wasn't one of the best, others were. I think that's how we complemented each other as a team.
"But he's an extraordinary talent, that's obvious."
De Ligt made 55 appearances in all competitions for Ajax this season, helping them reach the Champions League semi-finals, where they suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Tottenham.