Old Trafford side set to see PSG nab young attacking midfielder.
Manchester United look set to miss out on signing Brazilian talent Lucas Moura amid reports the prodigious talent favours a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Brazilian website Globoesporte.com claims a number of factors have swayed the 19-year-old into selecting Paris, with the youngster apparently thinking Manchester is “boring”.
PSG also has Leonardo as its director of football and he is believed to have played a key role in convincing his compatriot to move to France as he also played for Moura’s current side Sao Paulo and has a close working relationship with the teenager’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro.
Brazil and Moura are currently in England competing in the Olympics and the Samba stars have placed a ban on players entering contract negotiations while they focus on gold in London.
That has delayed any deal being completed but it is likely to be finalised once Moura returns to his club.
This is something of a surprise. Some sources had intimated that Lucas Moura was sure to move to Man United but this source believes big spending PSG are set to beat the Old Trafford side to the signing of the impressive young Brazilian international.
PSG have already nabbed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Parc des Princes boss Carlo Ancelotti may well be keen to further strengthen his side as they look to mount another Ligue 1 title challenge having gotten so close to pipping Montpellier to the post last term.
Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had reportedly sent a delegation to discuss the signing of the Sao Paulo teenager last month but no deal had been secured and earlier bids from the Premier League side had proved unsuccessful.
As to the assertion that Paris is a more exciting city than Manchester, well each to their own but clearly in footballing terms though PSG have a great deal of potential, United are certainly the more likely to secure major European honours.
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