- Tottenham reportedly closing in on €25m+ signing of Lucas Moura
- PSG star has endured miserable season in French capital so far this year
- Competition for places has restricted him to bit-part role
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Few high-profile players have had a more difficult season than Paris Saint-Germain ace Lucas Moura, but Tottenham could reportedly now rescue him.
Following the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for the French giants last summer, it was always going to be difficult for the 25-year-old to maintain his place in Unai Emery’s side.
However, the fact that he’s been restricted to just six appearances in all competitions so far this season is arguably much worse than what he would have feared, as he hasn’t been able to get regular football.
It’s claimed that a fee over €25m has been agreed on between the two parties, and Spurs are now in pole position to wrap up their first signing of the January transfer window.
It could be a welcome boost for Mauricio Pochettino in terms of adding a different dynamic to his attacking options with Moura’s pace, movement, directness and eye for goal.
Naturally, he’ll hope that it will compliment what the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son offer behind Harry Kane, with BT Sport pundit Steven Gerrard the latest to rightly raise concerns over Fernando Llorente’s impact at Tottenham, as seen in the video below.
“He just hasn’t clicked with Llorente.”
Is Harry Kane & Fernando Llorente a partnership that just won’t work? ? pic.twitter.com/chjwRa7Tt3
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 27, 2018
The Spanish forward has managed to score just two goals in 23 appearances since his move from Swansea City last summer, and if Spurs are hopeful of competing for major honours moving forward, they’ll surely need more of a goal threat from those not named Kane.
The England international rescued his side in their FA Cup tie with Newport County on Saturday with his 29th goal in 30 games this season, but Spurs surely can’t continue to rely so heavily on him in front of goal.