Journalist claims there is a ‘real chance’ Spurs player could leave in January

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Lucas Moura’s time at Tottenham Hotspur looks like it may be coming to an end after reports have suggested the Brazilian attacker could be set to leave the club in January.

The 30-year-old joined Spurs back in January 2018 and has scored 38 goals and contributed 27 assists in 204 appearances for the club in that time (Transfermarkt).

Moura’s finest moment in a Spurs shirt came in the 2019 Champions League semi-final, where he scored an incredible hat-trick against Ajax to send the North London side through to the final.

Since Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham however, Moura has found himself dropping down the pecking order. The arrivals of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison likely leave Moura as the club’s fifth-choice attacker, or an option at right-wing-back.

Despite interest from other clubs in the summer, and reported deadline day links with Newcastle and Aston Villa (Fabrizio Romano), Moura did not seal a move away from Tottenham.

According to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare, Moura was never going to be allowed to leave the club this summer. But that could all change in January, as Moura enters the final six months of his current contract with Spurs.

As reported by journalist Pete O’Rourke (via Give Me Sport), Tottenham Hotspur could well be tempted to cash in on Moura while they still have the chance, rather than losing him for nothing at the end of the season.

He said: “There’s a real chance that he could possibly leave. Lucas Moura has been a good player for Tottenham in fits and bursts, but he has maybe not been as consistent as he possibly could be for some Tottenham fans.

“There was interest in him later on in the transfer window, with Aston Villa and Newcastle keen on him, but Tottenham blocked those loan moves.”

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It’s becoming more and more apparent that Lucas Moura’s importance at Spurs is diminishing. The early season form of Richarlison and the impact Dejan Kulusevski has had since joining the club render Moura almost redundant, aside from being a bit-part squad player.

If the club aren’t wanting to offer him a new deal, then selling up in January is the best move for everyone involved. That way, Spurs can bring in some money to find a replacement, and Moura can move on with his career, most likely back home in Brazil.

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