Tottenham sign PSG forward, Lucas Moura for fee in region of £25m


Tottenham have signed Paris St-Germain winger Lucas Moura for a fee in the region of £25m.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, who has signed a contract until 2023, becomes Spurs’ fifth most expensive signing.

Lucas joined PSG for £33.5m from Sao Paulo in 2013 but has made just six substitute appearances this season.

“It’s a new chapter of my life, a new challenge. I’m so happy. It’s a big club and I need to enjoy it, work hard and show my quality,” he said.

“I will give my best for this club because I think we have a lot of quality and we can win big things. Why not the Champions League?”

Lucas – who will wear the number 27 shirt for Spurs – scored 46 goals and contributed 50 assists in 229 appearances for the French club.

He has not featured in this season’s Champions League for PSG, and is therefore available for Spurs in the knockout stage.

Spurs have only spent more on record signing Davinson Sanchez – who joined for a reported £42m from Ajax in August – Moussa Sissoko,Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado.

Tottenham are getting a player who has promised so much but has lost his way in the new Neymar/Mbappe era at PSG.

Impressive pace and dribbling ability, the flexibility to play centrally or out wide, quick feet and skills which get fans off their seats – on his day he can be exceptional.

Lucas was a big part of Laurent Blanc’s successful PSG side, and last season under Unai Emery he scored 19 goals and set up 11, including a run of seven goals in 12 matches.

But the campaign also summed up his frustrating inconsistency and he has a habit of disappearing during games.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could be the perfect manager to get the best out of him on a regular basis. He certainly adds a brilliant option to the squad.


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