Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura is not currently in contact with his former club Sao Paulo over a return to the Brazilian side, according to The Athletic.
After five years with Tottenham, and 38 goals and 27 assists in 213 appearances for the club (Transfermarkt), Moura’s time in north London is reportedly coming to an end with The Telegraph having reported Spurs are opting not to trigger a twelve month contract extension and will become a free agent in the summer.
The 30-year-old has seen himself fall down the pecking order in Antonio Conte’s squad since the arrivals of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison, while having struggled for game time also as a result of injury this season.
It was suggested last month (UOL) that Moura was holding discussions with his former club over a return to his homeland. Apparently, both parties were thought to be keen on making the move happen in the summer.
The Athletic suggest that, while Moura is more than happy to see out his current contract with Spurs and walk away in the summer, there has been no contact made with Sao Paulo regarding a move at this stage.
In fact, the report claims Moura is not in active discussions with any clubs at the moment, but he will be meeting with his representatives in the near future to work out his next move. The Brazilian is thought to be keeping an open mind regarding his future, and a return to Brazil is not believed to be a priority.
Spurs Web Opinion
At 30 years of age, I would say Lucas Moura still has a little left to give in Europe before he makes his way back home to Brazil. While he may not attract a big club, he can still do a job in the Premier League for a team in the bottom half of the table perhaps.
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