“I said when he signed that he would be the greatest player the club has ever had and I still stand by that. I still believe that,” Cole told the Daily Mirror.
“My team-mates and my colleagues have been amazing but Eden is the best player I’ve ever worked with.
“When you look at what he’s done in the short space of time that he’s been there. He’s been an unbelievable player.
“I think he’s the best player in the league and I think he’s a top, top player and it’s important the club keep hold of him.”