Paul Robinson has said that he does not see Lucas Moura following Steven Bergwijn out the door at Tottenham this summer.
Tottenham have strengthened their forward line this week with the signing of Richarlison, who signs from Everton to join the likes of Kane, Son and Kulusevski.
The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare revealed on Thursday that Spurs could accelerate negotiations over Steven Bergwijn’s sale after snapping up the Brazilian.
The journalist explained that Antonio Conte’s men were keen to add to their forward line before letting the 24-year-old leave, and added that Ajax were leading the race for former PSV Eindhoven man, who is also generating interest from Premier League clubs.
Robinson has now claimed that while he can understand why Tottenham would cash in on Bergwijn, Conte would want to keep Moura around as a squad player, given what the 29-year-old offers.
When asked if Spurs could sell both Bergwijn and Moura this summer, the former Tottenham number one told Football Insider: “It will be interesting to see. You can understand why Bergwijn is going to go.
“He is a player that I rate but he has had a lack of opportunity at Spurs. It is just unlucky. There is only so many forward players you can keep happy in a squad. You know what you are going to get from Lucas Moura.
“You would be hard pushed to replace him. He gives everything when he does play. He has that mentality. If Lucas is happy staying at Tottenham you keep him as long as you can. He is a great player for the club.”
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Moura is exactly the sort of squad player that Conte will want to keep around.
The Brazilian is a team man who does not sulk when opportunities do not come his way and he has the ability to change games as a substitute.
The fact that five substitutions will be allowed next season will make the 29-year-old an extremely valuable option to have on the bench.
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