Our Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern have welcomed their first new signing in the January window since Dele Alli in 2015.

The Spurs fans that often pop in for a quick pint are delighted to have Lucas Moura at the club, the former PSG winger was linked with many a club before setting his heart on a move to Tottenham. Spurs, along with two others, are fighting for the last Champions League spot in the eyes of our punters and the winger’s arrival has delighted our north London locals.

If they are to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to a top-four spot, then a signing like Moura had to be sanctioned, despite Daniel Levy’s previous unwillingness to splash the cash at this time of year.

Tottenham have often been seen as a team that past their starting eleven, the quality of players severely drops off. However, with Mauricio Pochettino getting his man this small transfer will start to pick up the heat for competition of places in the Spurs midfield.

With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at two reasons why Moura – who is valued at £25.2m by the good people over at Transfermarkt – can bring Spurs Champions League football next season…