Former Tottenham Hotspur star Paul Stewart insists that Lucas Moura simply isn’t consistent enough to be a star at the club.
The Brazilian remains at the club after the appointment of new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Lucas has played under Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho so is now approaching his third manager during his time in north London.
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A winger who is capable of moments like his hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final versus Ajax, Lucas made 30 appearances in the league last season but scored just three goals, and laid on four assists.
Stewart does not believe that he is consistent enough and has compared him with Erik Lamela, the winger who finally left the club this summer to join Sevilla in a swap deal that saw Bryan Gil move to north London.
Speaking exclusively to the Transfer Tavern, Stewart said: “Lucas fits into that Lamela mould, doesn’t he, in terms of when they’re in form, they’re really good but it’s far too infrequent that they’re on form.”
Lucas has been heavily involved during pre-season so he may well be involved in Spurs’ opening game of the season, against Manchester City on Sunday.
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