Joao Mario is trying to convince his Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo to join him at Inter Milan.
The 24-year-old joined Inter from Sporting Lisbon last summer, and hopes Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid to do the same.
“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.”