Lucas Moura opens up on potential loan away from Spurs, Champions League, and his contract

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Lucas Moura
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Speaking to Brazilian journalist Andre Hernan, Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has suggested that he will see out the remainder of his contract in North London before making the next move in his career.

Moura has made 201 appearances during his time at Spurs, scoring 38 goals and providing 27 assists for the Lilywhites (TransferMarkt).

Responsible for one of the greatest nights in recent Spurs history with his second-half hat-trick at the Amsterdam Arena in 2019 (BBC Sport), the 29-year-old will go down in Tottenham folklore.

Moura has not been shy when discussing his future recently, frequently mentioning a return to Brazil and his former club Sao Paulo ( Globo Esporte, Esporte na Band, and Football.London).

Spurs’ number 27 has just one year remaining on his current contract (TransferMarkt) although he has admitted the club have the option to extend that by another year.

The Brazilian international has once more been flirting with a switch back to his home continent, however, it seems as though he is in no rush to move.

He said (Andre Hernan 22/06/22 via  SportsWitness): “The idea is to fulfil the contract. It has one more year, with the option of one more, on the part of the club. So at the end of this season now, if the club wants to extend another year, they have that option.

“But my idea is this. Finalising the contract, playing in the Champions League, we haven’t played the Champions League for two years, and now it could be, perhaps, my last Champions League there at Tottenham.

“So then the idea is to stay there, fulfil the contract, then be free, then decide where I’m going.”

When asked if he could join Sao Paulo on loan from Spurs, Moura added: “Man, that would be a very big possibility. Very strong. But I find it difficult, I find the loan issue difficult, because, as I said, in a year I will be free.

“So it wouldn’t make sense for them to loan me so I could go free, you know? Knowing also that they can count on me in a Champions League year. I don’t know.

“So it will depend on Tottenham. Now it’s much more up to Tottenham than to me. But I find the possibility of a loan difficult.”

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Although perhaps not the most consistent player in terms of end product, Lucas has always given everything for Spurs and he clearly loves the club and the fans. He has provided us with some brilliant moments and having him around the dressing room for another year will no doubt boost morale.

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