I was reading an article containing the following passage:
Ozan ist eines der größten Abwehr-Talente in Europa in seinem Alter
This to me reads
Ozan is one of the biggest Defensive-Talents in Europe for his age.
My confusion lies in the use of eines.
I tried to work out whether "eines" in this passage is a numeral, article or pronoun.
I don't think it is a numeral as it doesn't denote a number specifically.
I don't think it is an article because it doesn't function as "the" in some sense.
I thought it was a pronoun but couldn't work out what case it was referring to.
Wiktionary tells me it functions as a genitive masculine pronoun but I can't work out how eines is used in this sentence.
I read this question but couldn't work out if eines was substituting a noun.
What is eines functioning as in this sentence?