Chelsea midfielder Oscar has recommended Brazil teammate and Lazio star Felipe Anderson to manager Jose Mourinho, reports the Daily Mirror.
The pair played together in the Brazil youth teams, and the 23-year-old has urged the Blues to sign the attacking midfielder despite his own place at the club being in doubt.
Oscar hasn’t finished 90 minutes since January, and the manager apparently prefers Cesc Fabregas in the position behind the strikers. The addition of Anderson to the squad wouldn’t help as he also plays in the same position.
Oscar said: “He could really be useful here. We’ve played together at U’20 level for Brazil and he was amazing. He can become even better and great players are always welcome at Chelsea.”
The 22-year-old has netted 10 times in 24 Serie A appearances this season, and has also created another six goals for Le Aquile.
Even though the youngster has a great record in Italy it is doubtful whether he is needed at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea already have Eden Hazard, Juan Cuadrado, Cesc Fabregas, Willian, and Oscar who can play in his position.