Tottenham star admits he still dreams of returning to his former club

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Lucas Moura has admitted that he wants to play for Sao Paulo again before hanging up his boots.

Moura was thought of as one of the brightest young talents in Brazil after he broke into Sao Paulo’s first team as a teenager.

The winger mesmerised defences in the Brasileiro Serie A for three years before earning a move to Paris Saint-German.

Although the 29-year-old has enjoyed a solid career in Europe, one could argue that the pacy wide man has not fully delivered on the outstanding promise he showed as a youngster.

It has been a similar story since his switch to Spurs in 2018 as, although he has given timely reminders of his talent, he has not been able to deliver consistency for the Lilywhites.

Moura will be hoping to play an important role under Nuno Espirito Santo this season, having made a bright start to the campaign.

The former PSG man has now admitted that while he still has unfinished business in Europe, he desires to return to his boyhood club in the future.

The Tottenham man told ESPN Brazil: “It’s in my plans to go back to Brazil, back to Sao Paulo.

“I never hid it from anyone, I never hid the affection and love I feel for São Paulo.

“When I left São Paulo I said I wanted to stay for 10 years in Europe. Come rain, come shine, my goal, my plan is to stay 10 years.

“But I do have a plan to go back, go back to Sao Paulo. I want to feel again what it’s like to play at Morumbi, wear that shirt, the club of my heart.

“But I still have wood to burn. I’m feeling very good. physically.”

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Moura has a few good years left in him at the top level. So, I would be surprised if he returned to Brazil within the next two to three years.

This might very well turn out to be his final season for Spurs but I expect there to be plenty of takers for the winger in Europe if the club decide to put him up for sale next summer.

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