A report in Brazil claims Lucas Moura would ‘love’ to play for Sao Paulo once again but will not be leaving Tottenham any time soon with the prospect of a bigger role under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Moura, 28, was part of the supporting cast for Spurs under Jose Mourinho last term. The Brazil international enjoyed only 14 starts among 30 Premier League outings and was linked with a move away. The winger began his career with hometown club Sao Paulo.
He then moved to Paris Saint-Germain in January 2013 and spent five seasons at Parc des Princes. Spurs came calling in January 2018 and the South American has made 157 appearances in all competitions, scoring 32 goals.
But he often starts from the bench and there were rumours that he was keen for a new challenge. Mourinho is now in charge of Italian club Roma.
And a report in May suggested the Portuguese tactician was keen to take Moura to the Eternal City. However, the wide man’s agent recently made it clear that the north Londoners had no interest in selling the forward.
And now journalist Jorge Nicola has backed up those claims in a video posted on Thursday (via Sport Witness) about Moura’s situation. Having spoken to agent Junior Pedroso, he suggests that the player would ‘love’ to feature for Sao Paulo in the future.
But it will not be this year as Nuno has made ‘enormous space’ for him in the side since taking over. The man with 35 Brazil caps has been seeing plenty of game time in pre-season.
And that is excepted to continue into the new Premier League campaign. He is under contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until the summer of 2014.
Any suitors can expect a sizeable transfer fee if they do pursue a deal for the former Corinthians youth star.
Moura to stay amid Kane uncertainty
Along with Jack Grealish’s proposed move to Manchester City, the future of Harry Kane has dominated the summer’s headlines. The England skipper’s refusal to turn up to pre-season training has shocked Spurs fans this week.
He too favours a move to the Etihad Stadium but the finances involved mean it is far from a straight forward deal. Daniel Levy is playing hardball and there is currently an impasse in negotiations.
It has left Nuno’s plans in tatters heading into the new season. The Portuguese tactician will speak to Kane personally to try and smooth the waters.
He told reporters this week that he wants the issue resolved in the best way possible for all parties.
“We solve the situation internally with the club,” he said. “Speaking and trying to reach a better solution and conclusion to this situation.”
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