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Report: Tottenham could now be tempted to sell 29-year-old who has played 41 times this season

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According to a report from Football London, Tottenham Hotspur could be tempted to sell Lucas Moura in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Brazilian has been at Tottenham for over four years now. He hasn’t quite been the player Spurs fans hoped he would be when they signed him, but he has come up with a few massive goals for them.

However, with Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski nailing down a spot for themselves in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven, Lucas has found it hard to be a regular for Spurs in recent weeks.

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He last started a game in the Premier League back in February, which is not ideal for someone who is in the prime years of his career.

Tottenham could be tempted to sell Lucas Moura

The report claims that Spurs boss Antonio Conte views Lucas as a very important part of his squad, even though his league appearances over the last two months have been off the bench.

However, it has also been claimed that the Brazilian, who is 29 now and will turn 30 in four months’ time, may fall into the ‘unexpected exit category,’ due to his age, the current squad and potential summer incomings.

Lucas isn’t going to replace Son or Kulusevski in the starting eleven and the report claims that Tottenham are looking to bring in new attackers in the summer. That would push the 29-year-old further down the pecking order, which all but eliminates his need.

As a result, the report claims that Tottenham could be tempted to sell him this summer if any sizeable offer arrives.

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Lucas is definitely an important member of the squad. He has played 41 times in all competitions this season but his goal return of just six is extremely underwhelming, just like his overall record at Spurs.

Over the last four years, the 29-year-old has played 198 times for the club but he has only scored 38 times. That’s not a great record at all and in Conte’s system, it’s unlikely that will improve.

To add to that, Lucas will enter the final two years of his contract this summer. This would be Spurs’ best opportunity to move him on for a decent amount of money, which they could then reinvest on new players.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out, but it certainly won’t be a surprise if Spurs put Lucas on the transfer list.

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