Why Lucas Moura will play for Tottenham in the Champions League

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura moved from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur, for a reported £25 million transfer fee. Previously, there were rumors where Moura had been connected with a move to Manchester United.However, now those rumors have been apparently set aside.

Lucas arrives having made just 5 substitute appearances totalling 72 minutes of on-field action this season in Ligue 1 - things were made particularly hard for him with the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Moura will wear the number 27 shirt at the club after signing a five-and-a-half-year deal.

"I can play in the Champions League, which is a big objective for me and to make new friends is always a pleasure". Here he could have been used a lot more but I'm not the owner of the team, not the owner of Paris.

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"It's very good for me". And he came from PSG, a big club. "But if he doesn't score from the beginning, it's not a mistake".

Pochettino has been favouring a team which focuses on a narrow attack, and winger Lucas may even have to alter his style of play to fit in.

Foyth was unlikely to play in the Champions League knockout out stages anyway, but Pochettino still said that leaving him out of the squad has been a very painful decision.

This one probably could have been announced by now but it's likely Tottenham are holding back some late deadline day drama, and taking their time confirming the deal is actually over the line. If you are in Paris St Germain and Neymar arrives, if he is better than you then he plays.

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Moura's career may have stalled this season but he has been capped 36 times for Brazil and has bags of potential so I think this could turn out to be a shrewd piece of business by Tottenham.

"We hope tomorrow he can start to work with the team".

"I think he's going to make the effort to adapt himself with his quality in our philosophy and we are going to adapt our quality a bit too".

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