Chelsea’s Brazilian star is a rare talent says upcoming PSG opponent

Paris Saint-Germain youngster Lucas Moura has heaped praise on national teammate Oscar.

The two Brazilian youngsters are set to face each other in Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League quarter-final tie.

The duo – separated by just 11 months in age – have fond memories of lining-up together for the Brazil U20s side which won the U20 South American Championship and the 2012 Brazilian Olympic team which reached the final.

Since then, both players have made big money moves to Europe, and they will be amongst the favourites to join up with Brazil’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Ahead of the Champions League clash, PSG attacking midfielder Moura spoke of Oscar’s brilliance, and according to Sambafoot, he believes the 22-year-old’s possesses a rare talent in today’s game.

He said: “Oscar is a very good player. A rare talent in today’s football, given his qualities.”

The midfielder has been in top form for Jose Mourinho’s table-toppers this season, despite the enormous amount of games he has had to endure.

In 22 Premier League starts, Oscar has contributed to ten goals by means of assists and goals – resulting in reported interest from Lucas Moura’s French champions.

When asked whether Oscar would be welcome at PSG, Moura’s response proves how highly he rates his Brazilian teammate.

He added: “I would be very happy if he came to PSG. I think he would help us a lot. The more quality players there are, the better it is for the squad.”

“Also, he’s a very good friend of mine. I would be very happy if he came to PSG, the club too.”

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