Report: Tottenham would consider sale of Lucas Moura
Lucas Moura could be sold by Tottenham this summer as the club tries to raise some funds to sign new players.
According to Football London, the Brazilian’s race might be run at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 28-year-old signed from PSG in January 2018, costing the North London-based outfit £23 million.
In 157 appearances for the club, he’s found the net 32 times and registered 19 assists, becoming a cult hero in the process.
He will always be fondly remembered for his Champions League heroics during the 2018/19 campaign.
Needing three goals to progress in the semi-final against Ajax, Moura scored a stunning hat-trick including the decisive goal in stoppage time.
It wasn’t to be in the final but that game will see him etched into Tottenham folklore forevermore.
Moura is listed in the report as possibly being a surprise departure from the Spurs dressing room this summer.
It claims offers were made in January and if an attractive offer comes in again they might choose to accept.
The money would allow Spurs to sign a player capable of starting regularly and Moura does turn 29 during the close season.
During 2020/21, the man with 35 caps for Brazil scored nine goals and claimed eight assists from 50 outings.
TBR View: Selling Moura makes perfect sense
On £80,000-a-week Moura isn’t exactly breaking the bank at Tottenham but what they recoup would still help.
With the club in the Europa Conference League next season, they might not be able to attract stellar players to North London.
As a result, any funds they can raise from their current players would be ideal and allow them a platform to attack the market from.
Moura has proved a decent acquisition but perhaps the time has come for him to move on.
He only started 14 times in the Premier League during 2020/21 and as a result, if the money recouped can sign a regular starter, Tottenham have to consider a summer sale.
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