Sport Italia journalist Rudy Galetti has revealed that Fenerbahce are now ‘working hard’ to bring Tottenham winger Lucas Moura to the club.
Moura has endured a frustrating season due to multiple injuries but the Brazilian has now put his fitness woes behind him and returned to action during Tottenham’s win over West Ham last week, coming on as a late substitute in place of Dejan Kulusevski.
Multiple Turkish publications have suggested over the last couple of weeks (Haber Global and Sabah via SportWitness) that the winger could complete a surprise switch to Fenerbahce even before his contract at Spurs runs out in the summer.
This suggestion was shot down by Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, who said on his YouTube channel last week that he had heard from Moura’s agent, Junior Pedroso, that there has been no contact between the Turkish club and Spurs regarding a deal for his client.
Nicola further added that the 30-year-old wants to join a Premier League or a La Liga club in the summer rather than moving to Turkey.
However, the speculation linking Moura to a move to Fenerbahce is not going away, with Galetti being the latest to talk up the possibility of the move.
The Italian journalist did not make it clear whether the Istanbul-based club are working on a summer deal or an immediate one but he did state that the former Paris Saint-Germain star is their ‘priority’ signing.
🚨❌ Despite the last rumors, to date #Fenerbahce are not interested in Ante #Rebic.
📌 At the moment, the 🇹🇷 club is working hard on Lucas #Moura side: the 🇧🇷 player represent their current priority. 🐓⚽ #Transfers #Calciomercato #Milan pic.twitter.com/AstqmPDY3a
— Rudy Galetti (@RudyGaletti) February 26, 2023
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Conte is clearly not going to take the risk of allowing Lucas to leave before the end of the season as the Italian would be wary of being short of options in case there are injuries in his forward line.
At 30 years of age, I see no reason why Lucas cannot continue playing at the highest level for a couple of more seasons, which is why I doubt if a move to Fenerbahce will appeal to the Spurs star unless the Turkish club offer him a contract he cannot refuse.
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