Chelsea hero Oscar has rated his international teammate Anderson Talisca, who the Blues have been tracking for an extended period of time, as possibly replicating the exploits of Brazil legend Rivaldo, as reported by the Daily Star.
Talisca has emerged as one of the most highly rated prospects in Europe today after a sensational start to the season for Benfica.
He was brought to the Portuguese giants in the summer as a result of work experience issues.
While he had been tracked by a series of Premier League sides, they were unable to sign him, with Jose Mourinho previously admitting that they were aware of him for an extended period of time.
Arsenal and Liverpool have also been tracking him, with the hope of making a move in the future.
Possible future teammate Oscar has been impressed with Talisca over the international break, and compared him to the former Barcelona man.
He said: “Talisca is tall and left-footed like Rivaldo, so comparisons are normal.
“I haven’t followed him much at Benfica, but he has great quality. We are happy that he is with our group.”