‘It could be a year from now’ – Moura reveals ‘a lot of desire’ to return to old club

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Tottenham Hotspur winger, Lucas Moura, has revealed a strong desire to one day return to Sao Paulo, the club at which he started his professional career.

Lucas enjoyed spells with Juventus-SP and Corinthians during his youth career, before eventually joining the Sao Paulo academy set-up.

The Brazilian winger went on to play 128 games and score 33 goals for the Brasileirao side, before moving to PSG in 2012 (Wikipedia).

Moura spent six seasons with the French giants, playing 229 games and scoring 46 goals, while winning four Ligue 1 titles in the process (Wikipedia).

In January 2018, Moura switched PSG for Tottenham and has since become an important player, racking up 99 games and 23 goals (Wikipedia).

His heroics in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax in 2019 will live long in the memory of the North London club.

Moura now claims that he always aimed to spend 10 years in Europe, having played seven so far. However, he added that his current Spurs contract runs until 2023, with the option of an extra year.

Lucas said (Lance): “I have, yes, São Paulo in my head, in my plans. When I arrived in Europe, I had a goal to stay here for at least ten years. Seven down, theoretically three to go, but you never know tomorrow.

“I have a contract until 2023 with an option to renew for another year, but I feel a lot of desire to one day return to São Paulo, put that shirt back on, it is the club that I love, to whom I owe a lot, I am always following them.

“Hard to say [when I will return]. It could be three, five years from now, or it could be a year from now. Football is very dynamic and it is difficult to set a date.”

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