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…
Moura, despite he hasn’t featured much at all for PSG this season, in fact only grabbing himself 80 minutes of football in sub appearances in Ligue 1, is a wonderful winger when in full flow. Indeed, the Brazilian will be aiming to show what he is still capable of and with his pace and direct style of play, he should be an instant hit at Wembley.
Pochettino has been looking for a player who can play ion the wing with tricks, speed and dribbling qualities to open up defences, and in Moura he has his man.
Having barely featured for PSG, Moura is eligible for the Champions League which is a huge bonus for Spurs. This can help Pochettino to start rotating and build a little competition for places within the squad.
Much needed rest can go to the odd player when needed and the Argentine has a different quality of player to release into Europe that he didn’t have in the group stages. Our punters believe that this could be the difference ton how far Spurs actually go on their European adventure.