Leandro Damiao admits he would like to follow his friend Oscar's path to Europe

Leandro Damiao: Much sought-after striker sees move to Europe as inevitable

Leandro Damiao has hinted he would like to move to a European club following bids for his signature last summer.

Internacional rejected repeated offers from Tottenham for the Brazilian forward during the recent transfer window, claiming the 23-year-old was undervalued.

One of the most sought-after players outside Europe, Damiao further enhanced his reputation at the Olympics, scoring six times for the eventual silver medallists.

Manchester United, Inter Milan and Real Madrid were also linked with Damiao, who is thought to have a buy-out clause of at least £40million written into his contract.

Now the striker has revealed Oscar, who moved to Chelsea in July, is keen to see his friend follow the same trail from South America to Europe.

"Oscar is a big friend and our wives are friends, too," Damiao told UOL. "He is happy there, but of course misses Brazil as a lot of people helped him there.

"Of course all players have the dream of going (to Europe). That will happen one day. He asks me when I'll go there, I say I can't answer that yet.

"I'm happy at Internacional, I have a long contract. All players dream of going to Europe and that will happy one day, but I'm happy here."