Just how good is Lucas Moura?

According to WhoScored.com, he is strong in all areas other than finishing, and only one player has completed more dribbles than Moura (264) in the last four Ligue 1 campaigns.

Let’s have a look at this ‘weakness. He has had just five appearances this season all as a substitute. Nonetheless, he has managed over a goal per game and an assist per game. Last season he played 37 league games, with a goal per two games and an assist every five games. The previous season he scored a goal every three games and provided an assist every six games, from a total of 36 league games.

This tells me a number of things. First he is consistent. For a midfielder a goal per three games and an assist per five is very good. It is far better than some players in similar positions at Spurs currently considered as first team picks. Second, he is improving year on year. Third, if a goal every one to two games from a midfielder is considered a weakness, then I would be delighted to have a few such weak players, especially with the other strong attributes that he brings.

At the time of writing I do not know if this transfer has been completed or what else will be decided. I would love to have Iheanacho at the club.

 

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