Ronaldinho claims Gabriel Jesus can take over from Lionel Messi as the world’s best footballer.

The former Brazil and ­Barcelona great is excited about the huge potential of Manchester City ’s teenage sensation, who has exploded onto the Premier League scene.

Jesus has scored three goals in his last two games and ­Ronaldinho feels his fellow Brazilian is the natural successor to Messi and Neymar as the world’s No.1.

“Manchester City have a very special player with Gabriel Jesus,” said the 2002 World Cup winner. “Maybe even, in the future, the best player in the world.