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Tottenham join the race with Manchester United for out of favor PSG superstar

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly interested in Paris Saint-Germain’s fringe star, with reports about him wanting to leave.

The Brazilian forward has fallen down the pecking order after the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Lucas Moura has made just six appearances for the Ligue 1 leaders so far this term and with the World Cup on the horizon, Moura reportedly wants to depart the Parisians. Spurs are known to be gunning for Moura’s signature alongside United, who are on the verge of signing Alexis Sanchez.

Lucas Moura

Due to the impending arrival of Sanchez from Arsenal, United’s interest in Moura will surely decrease. Thus leaving Tottenham as the runaway leaders in the race to land the 25-year-old. In order to be named in Tite’s squad for the World Cup, he will have to get enough game time under his belt.

Mauricio Pochettino has ensured the Brazilian a place in his starting 11 should he sign for the Londoners. Paris Saint Germain have also named a price for their fringe star, which means a January transfer could be on the cards for Lucas Moura. The Parc des Princes outfit wants a permanent deal and would welcome anything from €30m-€40m for the out of favor winger.

According to Sky Sports, Spurs are also targetting Bordeaux winger Malcom. Arsenal and Tottenham are both chasing the 20-year old’s signature, however, Mauricio Pochettino’s men remain the favorites. The reports further claim that the Wembley outfit have already met with Malcolm’s agent, to chalk out the details of the deal.

Spurs are known to be considering their options, as their Argentine coach is adamant to add an attacking threat to his roster. They currently sit fifth in the Premier League table with 44 points to show after 23 games. However, whom will Pochettino chose between Malcom and Lucas Moura remains to be seen.

Author’s Take

If I was the Tottenham manager I’d chose Lucas Moura due to his versatility and experience. Malcom is a talented player, but a club like Spurs should only move for the best, which is Moura among the two. PSG have even named their price, which is not a big amount for a play of Moura’s caliber. The deal looks ideal for both parties should Mauricio stick to the 25-year-old.

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