Lucas Moura has revealed that he pushed to ensure that his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham was a permanent one, rather than a loan.
Moura was tipped by many to become the next big superstar of Brazilian football after he first broke into the Sao Paulo team as a youngster and when he made the move to Paris, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before he set the world alight (Bleacher Report).
However, despite showing his undoubted quality in his first couple of seasons in Ligue 1, the winger found himself being a bit-part player in his final few years in the French capital.
When Tottenham signed Moura for a fee of £25m in 2018, many Spurs fans may have been unsure what to expect but the 30-year-old has turned out to be a fantastic servant for the club, producing some memorable moments in a Tottenham shirt, including his infamous hattrick against Ajax in the Champions League semifinal.
The north London club have now recorded a documentary on Moura, which is available on SpursPlay, and within, the winger has spoken about his switch to the Lilywhites, and how he settled in at the club.
He said about his move from PSG: “I only said that I wanted it to be definitive, not a loan. I was in Paris for five years and I felt that cycle was over. I wanted to go elsewhere.
“I knew that with dedication and work, things were going to happen in a good way. Without a doubt, I was super motivated to turn my career around.
“When I got here, [Moussa] Sissoko helped me a lot, [Serge] Aurier as well, I already knew him from PSG. Eric Dier also because he spoke Portuguese, and then [later] there were the Brazilians. Carlos Vinicius, then Emerson arrived here.
“It’s normal to get along with Brazilians, we can understand each other. But man, I get along with everyone.”
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Moura has always given 110 per cent every single time he has put a Spurs shirt on and he genuinely seems to love the club. He also gave us one of the best ever moments in Tottenham’s recent history, with his heroics at Amsterdam.
Some will argue that it did not matter since we did not lost the final to Liverpool but I could not disagree more. Moments of ecstasy and jubilation such as that one against Ajax, is why many of us watch football in the first place.
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