Manchester United target Lucas Moura can be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Thiago Silva
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva believes his Brazil team-mate Lucas Moura is capable of becoming the next Cristiano Ronaldo if he completes his move to Manchester United.
The 19-year-old has been strongly linked with the Red Devils, and Silva has no doubts that the São Paulo midfielder would flourish in the Premier League.
''I see many possibilities for Lucas to play in English football. Despite being a short guy he is really strong and powerful. It is really difficult to stop him,'' the Brazil captain told reporters.
''In Manchester particularly, they play with two wingers - it used to be Cristiano Ronaldo and now it's Nani. He has the same qualities as these players.''
Recent reports are suggesting that United are set to table a £32 million bid for Lucas after São Paulo rejected their latest offer of £27.2 million.