Joao Mario has revealed he has been trying to convince Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Serie A club Inter Milan.
The 24-year-old, who joined Inter from Sporting Lisbon last summer, would be delighted to see his Portugal team-mate Ronaldo leave the Bernabeu for the San Siro.
"Portugal have a lot of quality, but Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously our talisman, our most important player," he told the Inter website.
"I am trying to talk him into joining me at Inter! Let's just say it is difficult!
"He is not just a team-mate - he is also a friend, a good person and a born leader. He is a great guy who cares about everyone."