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Tottenham confirm £25 million Lucas Moura signing

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Kristopher Love | 01 February, 2018, 02:41

Lucas is poised to join Premier League side Tottenham - where former PSG full-back Serge Aurier calls home - due to a lack of playing time in Paris. I am so happy to play with him again.

Brazil worldwide Lucas has struggled to make an impression at PSG this season, with his compatriot's arrival in the summer providing even tougher competition in the final third.

"We can win a lot of things and why not the Champions League?"

The 25-year-old winger and 36-time Brazil worldwide is yet to start a Ligue 1 match this season, limited to only six appearances in all competitions under PSG head coach Unai Emery. "Here I think it's a new challenge to show my talent, my quality".

"People will say that I am a good player and that I provoke a lot, but for me it is normal".

His arrival does not mean, however, that the north London club are likely to end their long-term interest in signing Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Neymar continued: "He's not just a friend, he's a very good guy". He's my brother in football.

And this time Neymar has been criticised for showboating as PSG beat Rennes 3-2 on Tuesday night to reach the French League Cup final - despite Kylian Mbappe being sent off on his return from injury.

The 25-year-old has scored 46 goals and added 50 assists in 229 appearances for PSG, winning 13 domestic trophies in France, including four league titles.

Lucas will now hope a solid second half of the season with Tottenham helps him muscle a way back into Tite's Brazil plans, after spending nearly two years in the worldwide wilderness since his last cap in 2016. I wish him the best. "He could have been used a lot more here, I'm sure of that, but I'm not the team's owner".