Tottenham attacker ‘certain’ to leave after poor season, with European giants ‘ready’ for summer swoop


Out of favour Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura is now ‘certain’ to leave the club at the end of the season, according to reports.

The Brazilian has found himself down the pecking order at Spurs this term and with his contract set to expire in June, his departure is now inevitable.

Moura’s availability on a free transfer has caught the attention of several European clubs. But now, one is pulling ahead in the race for his signature.

Indeed, according to reports coming out of Turkey, the 30-year-old’s departure from Tottenham is ‘certain’ and Fenerbahce are ‘preparing’ a move for him.

The report adds that the Turkish club are ‘ready to mobilise all their resources’ to get the deal over the line. They also want negotiations completed ‘quickly.’

Fenerbahce allegedly plan to offer Moura €3m per season, in a contract of two years, plus an option for an extra one.

Moura, however, would prefer to finish the campaign at Spurs before choosing his next destination.

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Moura set to leave Spurs this summer

As mentioned, Moura has found himself down the pecking order at Tottenham recently.

This term, he has made 12 Premier League appearances, but all of these have come off the bench.

This is largely due to the added competition for his position. For instance, Richarlison’s arrival from Everton last summer hasn’t helped his cause, along with Spurs signing other attacking players such as Dejan Kulusevski and Arnaut Danjuma.

Nevertheless, Moura has played a key role for Tottenham in recent years. Overall, since joining the club in January 2018, he has featured 218 times – scoring 38 goals and making 27 assists in the process.

He was a vital player under Mauricio Pochettino in particular, helping his side to reach the Champions League final in 2019.

However, the Brazilian is now ‘certain’ to leave the London club, at a time of great change for Spurs fans.

Indeed, chairman Daniel Levy is currently on the hunt for a new manager. This comes after temporary boss Cristian Stellini was sacked on Sunday after Newcastle thrashed Tottenham 6-1 at St. James’ Park.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany is currently one of the favourites to take up the role. Ex-Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has indicated a willingness to take over at the start of next season, too.

As well as a new head coach, Levy is also charged with appointing a new director of football, so he has a number of key decisions to make over the next few months.

What seems inevitable, though, is that Moura won’t be at the club next term, with Fenerbahce now the firm favourites to sign him on a free transfer.

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