Spurs star admits he is ‘very likely’ to leave the club in the next two years 

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Lucas Moura has admitted he is ‘very likely’ to return to his old club Sao Paulo when his contract with Spurs ends in 2023 or 2024. 

Since arriving at Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in 2018, Moura has not quite managed to nail down a place in the starting eleven for a consistent period.

The Brazilian was favoured by Nuno Espirito Santo at the start of the 2021/22 campaign and continued to get starts under his belt in Antonio Conte’s first few months in charge.

However, the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski in January saw the 29-year-old relegated to a bit-part role once again. 

The Evening Standard reported last month that Moura is one of the players Spurs are willing to listen to offers for his summer but the report added that the winger is happy at the North London club.

The former PSG man told Globo Esporte recently that he would consider returning to his boyhood club Sao Paulo when his contract with Tottenham runs out in 2023.

Moura has now insisted that a return to the Brasileirao Serie A is ‘very likely’ for him next summer.

When asked about the possibility of his career going full circle, the Tottenham man said on Esporta na Band’s YouTube channel: “It is possible. Very likely, very likely.

“I don’t like to promise anything because we never know. I also don’t want to create false expectations. But it’s very likely.

“(My contract may end) in a year or two, depending on the renewal of the club. And, when the contract ends and I am free. The possibility of me returning to Sao Paulo is very, very high.

“I always had this dream of returning to the Tricolor. But let’s wait for that time to be able to nail something.”

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Perhaps Moura meant he is very likely to end his career in Sao Paolo rather than suggesting that a move next summer is very likely. The only way Brazilian clubs can sign the winger in 2023 is if Tottenham allow him to run his contract down and leave for free, which the North London club do not tend to allow players to do.

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