Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Lucas Moura has opened the door to a January transfer, with the flying Brazilian winger admitting that it will be ‘very difficult’ to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Spurs were linked with the South American star in the French press last week, with Le 10 Sport claiming that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have made an approach to take the 25-year-old on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Moura, which would make Tottenham’s potential task of landing him all the more difficult.
However, with the Old Trafford side looking increasingly likely to land Alexis Sanchez, as The Guardian report that Manchester City have pulled out of a deal for the Chilean, Spurs could well be in the driving seat to land Moura.
The Brazil international, who has been starved of football at PSG this season, has admitted that a potential Parisian exit could be on the cards before the end of the month.
“It feels the end of a story for me unfortunately,” reported Tottenham target Moura told L’Equipe.
“Can I stay? It will be very difficult. Manchester United? There are topics I cannot talk about.
“English football I like a lot, it is the most disputed championship.”
It seems highly unlikely that United would sign both Sanchez and Moura in the same window – especially given the fact that the Manchester club already have an array of attacking midfielders and wingers in their squad.
Tottenham certainly could use a wide player to offer an additional option to Pochettino, with the club still fighting on three fronts and overly reliant on a handful of players in the final third.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has left Spurs to join Burnley on loan and as such the London side do not possess an out-and-out winger in the first-team squad.
For Tottenham, landing Moura would certainly be difficult, with plenty of other major European sides surely keeping tabs on the South American’s situation at PSG.
However, with United surely prioritising Sanchez and hence having no need to sign the Brazilian as well, Spurs should act quickly to pull of a transfer coup this January.