According to reports, Barcelona failed in a late approach to sign Lucas Moura from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day. The forward starred for Tottenham Hotspur last season, scoring 15 goals including a hat-trick against Ajax Amsterdam. His hat-trick takes The Lilywhites squad to the Champions League final last season.
Lucas Moura has been a hit at Tottenham Hotspur since joining the club for 25 million pounds from Paris Saint Germain in January 2018. A report claims that Barcelona targeted Lucas Moura after their proposal to re-sign Paris Saint Germain star, Neymar, failed. As you know, Neymar used to be Barcelona’s star before he decided to move to Paris Saint Germain. But rumors believes Neymar is unhappy with the Ligue 1 giant.
Neymar Was Keen On A Return, But He’s Way Too Expensive
Barcelona is widely known had chased Neymar who left La Liga to join Paris Saint Germain in summer 2017. The forward also reportedly keen on a return. After leaving the Catalunya club as the most expensive player in the world, Barcelona could not finance a move for re-signing the Brazilian player. However, Lucas Moura also considered too expensive for them this summer as Tottenham Hotspur value the player up to 45 million pounds.
It’s quite understandable because La Blaugrana has spent a combined total of 174 million pounds this summer after completing Antoine Griezmann and Frankie de Jong transfer. This means the La Liga giant kind of short of money and they couldn’t afford Lucas Moura.
And now, casino online Malaysia free credit saw Neymar will look to reintegrate himself at the Parc des Princes after failed to go back to his former club, meanwhile, Lucas Moura attempts to continue his good start to the season with Tottenham Hotspur. It seems like Barcelona considering Lucas Moura as a perfect substitution for Neymar. Even if they failed to sign him this summer, there is always a chance they would make another attempt in the future.