Spurs £25m Lucas deal is Moura-less in the bag.
Tottenham have made a dramatic £25m swoop for Brazilian Lucas Moura before the January transfer window closure.
Many sources including Sky had reported that the Paris Saint Germain winger was in London and in talks with Spurs. They now report the deal is done bar the medical which he is now attending. Most likely at Hotspur Way where he was spotted earlier today.
The usual formalities including visa and work permit will also be hastily arranged.
The Ligue 1 leaders were open to selling 25-year-old Moura this month. The winger reportedly sporting a £35 million price tag.
Ever-shrewd Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly paid £25 million to add him to the Lillywhite squad. The final figure is yet to be confirmed.
Despite scoring 30 goals in 50 appearances last year, Maura had lost favour with the French giants. Making only six substitute appearances. The arrival of Mbappe and Neymar limited his starts and signalled an inevitable exile.
Moura will be hoping he will again show the skills that first led him to Paris. If he settles quickly, he will have come cheap to the North London side.
He has won 13 domestic trophies in France, including four league titles. Most recently in 2016. He’s also the owner of 13 international caps for Brazil.
Manchester United were said to be keen on the Brazilian. Interest waned though following the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Spurs battle for the Boys from Brazil
Tottenham were also rumoured to be looking at Bordeaux’s Brazilian winger Malcom this month. The Ligue 1 club however, are adamant their player will remain until season end.
Spurs currently do not play an out-and-out winger, but Moura has much needed pace. Erik Lamela and moreso Heung-min Son utilise the space, however, the addition of Maura will give Mauricio Pochettino more attacking options. Choice of formation, and more squad rotation is possible.
The ability to take an effective corner or cross is an area in which Tottenham lack threat and could improve, with few goals resulting. Fans will be hoping Moura will add the danger. He has also played successfully as an attacking midfielder.
Lack of depth in the squad has been much argued. Adding a player of his calibre will surely strengthen the ranks, and placate fans calling for a marquee signing.
If the North Londoners do indeed complete on their Malcom target in the summer window, it will have been a successful signing season for Spurs.