Tottenham Hotspur could allow Lucas Moura to leave the club on a free transfer next summer, according to Brazilian reporter Mauro Sant Anna.
Moura joined Tottenham in January 2018 in £25million deal from Paris Saint-Germain, becoming the club’s first winter transfer window signing since 2015 in the process (Sky Sports).
The 30-year-old cemented his place in Tottenham folk law when he scored a stunning hat-trick in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax in 2019 to book the north Londoners a place in the final for the first time in their history.
The Brazilian has had a stop-start beginning to the new campaign having already missed eight matches (transfermarkt) in all competitions due to a tendon problem in his heel and has been playing through the pain barrier when Tottenham were suffering an injury crisis in attack (Mirror).
Moura has to battle with the likes of Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski for a place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven, which is no easy feat.
He is set to be out of contract at the end of the season, however, Tottenham have the option to extend by a further twelve months should they wish to (Football.London).
“Flamengo is monitoring the situation of Lucas Moura. Despite having another year-and-a-half on his contract, he wants to return to (first-team) football and believes he has a lot of wood to burn,” Sant Anna said on his YouTube channel.
“Due to the good relationship he has with Tottenham’s board, they could agree to let him leave for free. The club would not make it difficult for him to leave at the end of this season.”
It seems unlikely that Tottenham would allow Moura to walk away for free when they can still command a respectable transfer fee for his services, even with a one-year extension.
He has openly spoken of his desire to return to Brazil to play for his first club, Sao Paulo in the future which makes a switch to Flamengo seem even more unlikely (André Hernan / YouTube).
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