Lucas Moura’s Departure from Tottenham: Aston Villa and Newcastle United Battle for the Brazilian Winger’s Signature
Aston Villa and Newcastle United Keen on Signing Lucas Moura
As the end of the season draws closer, the transfer market rumours are heating up, with several top clubs scouting for potential talent to bolster their squads. The latest addition to this list is Lucas Moura, who has caught the attention of Aston Villa and Newcastle United. According to a report by Fichajes, the two Premier League clubs are keen on acquiring the services of the 30-year-old Tottenham winger, who is set to part ways with the London club at the end of the season.
The Background of Lucas Moura
Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva, popularly known as Lucas Moura, is a Brazilian winger who joined Tottenham Hotspur in January 2018. Spurs paid a hefty sum of £23 million to acquire his services from Paris Saint-Germain, and the Brazilian made an instant impact in his debut season, scoring crucial goals and playing a pivotal role in Spurs’ dream run to the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2019.
The Downfall of Lucas Moura at Tottenham
However, the past couple of seasons has been a different story for Moura, as he has fallen out of favour with Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho and has seen his playing time reduced significantly. This season, he has only featured in 17 matches, mostly coming off the bench, and has spent just over 300 minutes on the pitch.
The Impending Departure of Lucas Moura
As Moura’s contract with Tottenham comes to an end in the summer, the club has announced that they won’t be renewing his deal. This has opened up a window of opportunity for other clubs to swoop in and acquire the services of the Brazilian winger. Several clubs across Europe have already shown interest in him, but it seems that two Premier League clubs, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, have emerged as front-runners in the race to sign him.
Aston Villa’s Interest in Lucas Moura
Aston Villa has been on the rise under the guidance of their manager Unai Emery, who has transformed the club’s fortunes in a short span of time. The Spanish manager is keen on taking the next step in the club’s journey by reinforcing his attack before the start of the next season. While the club’s priority is to sign a new striker, they are also in the market for a winger who can add raw pace to their attack. Lucas Moura fits the bill perfectly, and the fact that he will be a free agent in the summer only makes it more feasible for Aston Villa to sign him.
Newcastle United’s Interest in Lucas Moura
Newcastle United is another Premier League club that has expressed interest in signing Moura. The Magpies are set to feature in the Champions League next season and are looking to add more quality and experience to their ranks to be competitive in both the Premier League and the UCL. Adding someone like Lucas Moura to their squad will only make them a more competitive outfit, as he brings pace, creativity, and the ability to chip in with crucial goals.
It remains to be seen which club Lucas Moura will ultimately choose to join. However, there is no denying that he would be a valuable addition to any team that he decides to sign for. As a free agent, he offers a low-risk, high-reward proposition, and his ability to change the course of a game with his raw pace and skill makes him a sought-after commodity. It will be interesting to see how this transfer saga unfolds in the coming weeks, as the clubs gear up for the summer transfer window.
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