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Tottenham confirm £25 million Lucas Moura signing

06 February 2018, 02:24 | Nina Perez

Lucas Moura To Tottenham Hotspur Edges Closer And Is A Transfer That Suits All Parties

Neymar sad to see Moura leave PSG

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of winger Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee understood to be in the region of £25 million.

"Lucas has signed a contract until 2023 and will wear the number 27 shirt". It's a big challenge for me, a new chapter of my life. Here he could have been used a lot more but I'm not the owner of the team, not the owner of Paris. "Maybe he needs to try to work a little bit alone to reach the same level as the team".

It was reported Moura was a target for Napoli, Sevilla, Valencia and a club from the China Super League, and the attacker is keen to play his part in Spurs' Champions League campaign.

"It's true that things developed quite quickly, but we still need time to get to know each other and find our feet together".

Instead he moved to PSG and became, at the time, the club's most expensive signing.

It's exceedingly rare that a new signing plays right away for a Mauricio Pochettino side, and Lucas only has 72 minutes of football under his belt this season. It was explained in Brazil that a chat with Mauricio Pochettino was enough to convince Lucas that Tottenham is the club for him, and he'll arrive on a permanent deal.

Spurs completed a £28million deal for Lucas on the last day of the transfer window but Pochettino has called for patience with the Brazilian.

It is unlikely, then, that Spurs will see the best of this potentially devastating offensive talent before the end of the season - his nearly complete exile in Paris has seen to that.

"I think it's very unfair".

"For the club it was a good opportunity to add him because he can bring different qualities to the squad", Pochettino told a news conference.

Moura was introduced to the Tottenham fans at half time during the 2-0 win over Manchester United.

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