Oscar has revealed how his Brazilian teammate Neymar jokingly tried to persuade the former Chelsea midfielder to join Paris Saint-Germain.
The duo are close friends having played together for their nation and awarded them an Oscar in Paris last summer after PSG won the Ligue 1 title.
However, the last few months have proven to be particularly difficult for Neymar.
He hasn’t played since late February following an ankle injury that ruled him out for the season.
The Brazilian superstar has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer over the past few days, with Casemiro reportedly a ‘middle man’ for any potential deal.
But Oscar says the PSG striker is fully focused on getting back to full fitness.
Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, Oscar said: “Of course he’s in the top three/top five [that I’ve played with]. Neymar can do things you can’t expect.
“Last season he had a lot of injuries. But when he’s in good shape, he creates a lot for the team. He can dribble, he can find a pass, and he can do things you’d never think he could do.
“Neymar is also very professional. Injuries have made his life at PSG a bit more difficult, but he is one of the best players in the world.
“I think he is trying to come back as soon as possible. But the time I visited him, they had just won the title there. He was very happy. Each time he told me: ‘Stay here! Play for Paris with me’, because with Brazil, we had a great time together.
“He’s a close friend of mine. He deserves everything he has earned in his career. I really like Neymar and hope he can come back strong.