Old Trafford side apparently win race for Sao Paulo teenager.
Manchester United have agreed a £30million deal for Brazil’s Lucas Moura.
Lucas Moura will have a medical in Manchester today after travelling down last night from Newcastle for Brazil’s Olympic Games quarter-final against Honduras at St James’ Park, where he started on the bench.
Ferguson stayed behind to finalise the Moura business when the team left for Norway yesterday for the match against Valerenga.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson clearly has his heart set on signing impressive young Brazilian international Lucas Moura this summer and the fact that the Sao Paulo man is in England competing in the 2012 Olympics gives the Scot a window of opportunity he is keen to utilize.
Having failed with earlier bids for the teenager the Old Trafford club appear to have won the race to sign the teenager according to this source, pending a medical.
The 19 year old starlet is considered one of the hottest prospects in South American football and with 15 national team caps to his name and over 100 senior appearances for Sao Paulo, Lucas Moura has already achieved a great deal and may feel the time is right to make what is something of an inevitable move to Europe, a move that most notable talents from the region will make at some point in their careers.
Though Ferguson has brought in Shinji Kagawa he may still feel the need to bring in more creativity to a midfield that is perhaps a little too rigid.
Man United lack a goal-threat from this area and Moura could well help provide a natural link between midfield and attack that perhaps Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Anderson and Darren Fletcher, who is still to recover from illness, are unable to provide.
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