Thiago Silva is captain of Brazil's Olympics team and working closely with Lucas.
"I see many possibilities for Lucas to play in English football," said Thiago Silva.
"Despite being a short guy he is really strong and powerful. It is really difficult to stop him.
"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."