Brazilian defender Lucio has said that his club Inter Milan should persuade enough to sign Sao Paulo starlet Lucas either in the January transfer window or in the summer.

Lucas has been rated as one of the hottest young prospects in world football, despite being relatively young. As a result, only the top clubs in Europe are expected to match the transfer fee demanded by Sao Paulo. Inter Milan will be looking to sign the player, who will have no time settling to life in Italy due to the numerous Brazilians plying their trade in the region.

Further Brazilian defender Lucio is also on the ranks at Inter Milan, and he has been the major advocate of the club to sign the youngster.

Lucio says that Lucas is one of the hottest talents and that he has not seen a better talent at this age than Lucas. The 19 year old is expected to emulate another Brazilian sensation Neymar of Santos. Currently, clubs are linked with a £ 35 million move for Neymar, but that transfer fee is expected to rise for Lucas.

The Inter Milan defender has said that there is every chance that Lucas could develop into another Kaka. Kaka was signed by AC Milan at a relatively young age and he went on to lift the world famous titles like the World Player of the Year. Lucio is of the opinion that Lucas could very much be similar to Kaka in the future.

AC Milan later sold Kaka for a hefty £ 64 million fee. "I know Lucas very well and Inter ought to run to sign him straight away. He is a wide attacker with a great deal of quality, all combined with exceptional pace. I remember during Copa America training, he'd often face Dani Alves during games between ranks and it was always a fiery battle. I think Lucas is better suited to Italian and European football than Neymar," Lucio said.