Glen Johnson has urged his former club Chelsea to sign Philippe Coutinho this summer.
“I think he's just a bit cautious when he meets new people and it takes him a bit of time to come out of his shell," Johnson told talkSPORT.
"That's kind of why I guess when he walks into a new dressing room it will take a bit of time for the lads to get to know him, but he's a really nice lad.
“I think it would be great for him and his family to be in London and [Frank Lampard] could be the man that puts his arm around him and makes him feel he is a key part of their plans, and I think he could force the best out of him.
“There is no doubt about it, the boy can play. He's unbelievable.
“And if [Chelsea] get the chance to sign him, they should be signing him.
“He's a proper footballer. He's not the quickest lad and he's clearly not the biggest lad, but in terms of sharpness and speed of his football brain…
"He just picks that pass and he's got that technique, that perfect mobility in short spaces that opens up defences, and that's something you can't teach.
“I just think he needs to be made to feel a bit special; he needs an arm around him, and I think he'd get that at Chelsea.”