La Liga side plotting late raid on Tottenham for £25m attacker

Lucas Moura TEAMtalk

Tottenham attacker Lucas Moura is reportedly wanted by Spanish side Real Betis just six months after he moved to north London.

The Brazilian only moved to Spurs in January in a £25million deal from French giants PSG.

However, he struggled to make an impact last term – although he has made more of an impression after a full pre-season in Spurs colours and started the Premier League opener against Newcastle last weekend.

But speaking to el Desmarque, Betis’ vice-chairman Lorenzo Serra Ferrer admitted he wants to secure the signing of Moura and Inter Milan’s Joao Mario before the European transfer window shuts later this month.

Lucas Moura TEAMtalk

He said: “They [Lucas Moura and Joao Mario] are two great footballers and if we have possibilities we would like to have them.

“But we have to be realistic and know what we can do.

“We try to distribute the economic potential well in order to try to reinforce and improve the workforce.

“We have made six additions, replacing players that last year performed very well, with a brilliant goal, and we think we have improved.

“It will be difficult to match what we did last year.”

Moura made just 11 appearances for Tottenham last season and scored just once in an FA Cup draw at Rochdale.


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