Sky Sports’ Michael Bridge has become the latest journalist to report that Lucas Moura is expected to leave Tottenham at the end of the season.

Moura’s current contract with Spurs runs out in the summer but the North London club have the option to extend his deal by another 12 months (Football.London).

Lucas Moura

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However, multiple reports over the last couple of weeks (Daily Mail and UOL) have indicated that the winger is set to leave as a free agent next summer and have floated the possibility of him returning to Sao Paulo.

Brazilian journalist Alexander took to social media last week to reveal that the 30-year-old is in constant contact with the boyhood club over a potential return next summer.

However, he explained that while Moura is not closing the door on a return to Brazil, he would only go back to his home country if he does not receive ‘any attractive proposals’ from Europe.

The winger is currently sidelined with an inflamed tendon issue, with his return date not clear at the moment (Football.London).

Bridge has now also suggested that Moura’s five-and-a-half-year spell at North London looks set to come to an end next summer, backing the former PSG star to head back to his home country.

The journalist revealed on Sky Sports News Transfer Show – 06/01, 7:24 pm: “Tottenham would love a right wing-back this window and ideally a forward. It looks like Lucas Moura is going to head back to Brazil at the end of the season.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Despite all the reports to the contrary, I find it hard to believe that Tottenham would choose against taking up the option to extend Moura’s contract as the club would want to pocket a fee of around £8m-£10m for the winger next summer. 

As long as the 30-year-old is able to recover from his injury woes over the next few months, I have no doubt that many clubs from Europe will show interest in him at the end of the season.

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