Tottenham boss Pochettino hands warning to his new signing Moura

Hope Soto
February 5, 2018

French Ligue One leaders, Paris Saint Germaine, PSG, have sold Brazilian forward Lucas Moura to North London side Tottenham Hotspurs for a reported fee of £25million.

"Exciting? No. We signed a player that is not playing at PSG".

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he can't wait to see Lucas Moura in action.

Going from playing 2,426 minutes in 37 games, including 29 starts last season, to 78 minutes spread across just five games, Lucas' future at PSG had been in doubt throughout the January transfer window.

"But it is different if you sign Neymar or [Lionel] Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. We hope his adaptation will be fast and quick and, of course, our expectation is for him to try and help the team as much as possible".

Moura headed back to France ahead of the weekend too, with boss Mauricio Pochettino revealing that he had some "private" matters to sort before settling down in the English capital.

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Moura is a right-winger that is renowned for his blistering pace and is set for his first taste of the Premier League. Tottenham already have four established attackers that expect to play regularly, while Erik Lamela is slowly stepping up his involvement after a long-term injury lay-off.

"After games, my wife gives me a lot of advice and criticism", said Pochettino, who cut his coaching teeth at Espanyol.

The Brazil worldwide is only set to join training on Saturday and the Spurs boss insists the new man will be given no special treatment. "I'm so happy to play with him again", Moura said.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs (left) and Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura (right) battle during a Champions League match at the Emirates Stadium (pic: Adam Davy/PA Images).

Moura's career may have stalled this season but he has been capped 36 times for Brazil and has bags of potential so I think this could turn out to be a shrewd piece of business by Tottenham. "But I told you as a club at the moment we sign opportunities and this was a great opportunity for us but in the same way you need to take a very painful decision".

He's a shit-ton of fun, and Tottenham will be hoping that he'll be the club's own version Liverpool's Sadio Mane or Manchester City's Leroy Sane.

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