Lucas Moura transfer to Manchester United moves a step closer
After fiercely resisting offers from Manchester United for Brazil international Lucas Moura, São Paulo president Juvenal Juvêncio appears to have bowed to pressure from within the club and is now prepared to sell the player – but only for the right price.
Juvêncio had argued that Moura was the man to lead São Paulo to silverware (the Morumbi outfit have won nothing since 2008) and help secure major sponsorship for the club. Another problem for São Paulo is that the international transfer window has closed for bringing players into Brazil (although São Paulo could hire someone if he was out of contract as in the case of Paulo Assunção from Atlético Madrid) and that would make it difficult to sign a quality replacement for Moura.
São Paulo’s other dilemma regards Moura’s economic rights. Currently, the 19-year-old is entitled to 20% and São Paulo 80%. From August 1st, Moura will receive 30% and São Paulo 70%.