Wanderley Luxemburgo has predicted new Lyon striker Fred to be the next Brazilian superstar.

Real Madrid coach Luxemburgo signed Robinho – widely regarded as the best young Brazil player- in the summer.

However, he believes Fred has the ability to become one of the best players in the world.

“What a good transfer Lyon achieved!” said Luxemburgo.

“Just behind Robinho, Fred is the great hope of Brazilian football.

“If he doesn’t have any trouble adapting, he will become one of the best strikers in the world, I have no doubt about that.

“Fred is fantastic as soon as he is close to the area.

“He is a very good player.”

Lyon paid Cruzeiro £10 million for the 21-year-old striker.