The agent of Felipe Anderson has claimed that his client is the "present and future" of Lazio.
The Brazilian starlet moved to the Italian capital for a fee in the region of €8 million from Santos over the summer, signing a five-year deal with the Biancocelesti.
However, the 20-year-old is yet to turn out for Vladimir Petkovic's men having sustained an injury shortly after arriving, but his agent, Stefano Castagna, says the youngster will be worth the wait upon finally making his debut.
Castagna told Radio Mana Mana: "Felipe is the present and future of Lazio.
"The injury he suffered is serious, but he will only return once he is at his very best athletically. But he is now ready and eager to repay the faith that the club have shown in him by taking him from Brazil.
Anderson hit seven goals in 68 appearances for Peixe during his three-year spell in the club's first team.