It was certainly an exciting transfer deadline day for Tottenham Hotspur fans, with deals for Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon wrapped up in the final hours of the window.
While the Spurs supporters will be pleased with this business, the ongoing will-he-won’t-he nature of speculation surrounding a deal for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was gripping viewing.
In the end Tottenham could not get a deal over the line for the South American maestro, much to the disappointment of the fans.
While Dybala would have been a devastating addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, there is one silver lining from the Juve man not joining.
Had he been added to Tottenham’s attacking options, first-team opportunities for Lucas Moura would likely have been inhibited.
The Brazil international was one of our unsung heroes last season, with his amazing hat-trick in Amsterdam sure to live long in the memory.
Despite his heroics against Ajax, Moura was not given a starting place in the Tottenham team for the Champions League final, much to the disappointment of many of the Spurs fans.
Lucas has impressed in pre-season games and looks likely to be a key player for Pochettino’s side in 2019-20.
With Dele Alli set to miss the start of the season and doubts over Christian Eriksen’s future, Tottenham could well start the campaign with a front three of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and the Brazilian.
If Moura can start the season well and get a prolonged run in the team, he could well be just as effective and dangerous as Dybala would have been – and a critical player for Spurs in 2019-20.