Lucas Moura transfer to Manchester United moves a step closer

July 23, 2012 at 15:57 26 comments

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%.


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26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Oladipo Festus  |  July 23, 2012 at 16:40

    We r very happy to welcome Lucas Moura to the Red devil, i believ he is going to have impact in the team,… on shopping is RVP pls fergi we need him in the Team.

  • 2. kashere2011  |  July 23, 2012 at 17:32

    I hope the Lucas Moura ‘s transfer to Man United, will not be as fiction like sneijder ‘s of last summer. We welcome him with passionate to the United Family. GGMU.

  • 3. nsofor paulinho  |  July 23, 2012 at 17:47

    that so interestinp lucas u ar welcom to old trafford

  • 4. Joseph Kalejaiye  |  July 23, 2012 at 18:16

    Dis is really gudnews, he’s welcomed

  • 5. James  |  July 23, 2012 at 18:30

    Jon, what do you think of the move yourself? Did you expect him to move to an elite club straight away, for such big money, despite proving relatively little? Do you think he’s capable of being the new talisman of United that many fans are now calling out for (after one year without a trophy, ha!)?

    I followed him for quite a bit and he appeared to have the mental qualities that Sir Alex looks out for – a determined, hard worker with a hint of humility thrown in there. On the pitch certainly his game still needs a lot of refinement and that’s lead to the oh so popular Walcott comparison now (thank you Tim Vickery) which of course worries many, but I don’t think many doubt his raw quality.

  • 6. gozman  |  July 23, 2012 at 18:39

    wonderful news

  • 7. Victor Niuladson  |  July 23, 2012 at 18:39

    i’d have loved to see the Lucas+Coutinho combination at Inter…i just hope this Utd deal hasn’t happened; and may it not happen if u ask me!
    San siro calls and Lucas must answer.

  • 8. Kehinde Abodunde  |  July 23, 2012 at 19:13

    Up United, Lucas Moura is highly welcome to united. I wish him best.

  • 9. Akindele  |  July 23, 2012 at 19:22

    I am very happy for man utd that lukas monra we come

  • 10. kings  |  July 24, 2012 at 03:48

    it’s no news to me until it is comfirmed…am tired of fictions

  • 11. Lanre Ahmed  |  July 24, 2012 at 05:24

    Am very happy with the news that Moura is close to us manutd,I believe we can do d deal b4 he goes to olympic cos if he scores in olympic I want the commentator to say manutd new signing wonderkid. U are welcom.

  • 12. Musa H. Tukur  |  July 24, 2012 at 05:32

    Lucas wil be a good signing for manchester united, we a welcoming him at oltraford.

  • 13. Adeshina B Taju.  |  July 24, 2012 at 05:57

    It a great one.Lucas is a wellcome 2 Man united fc Family team @ old Trafford ooo….

  • 14. iloveyoug  |  July 24, 2012 at 06:02

    we expect more from lucasmoura

  • 15. steve  |  July 24, 2012 at 06:40

    I will be happy once I see him standing next to Fergie inside OT. Until then I have all the gossip.

  • 16. Imran  |  July 24, 2012 at 07:04

    True aft signing lucas n RVP man utd will b perfect and we fans will b able to see plenty of actions goals roaring and at last win n win …. Infact wellbeck n chicarito dey will work hard n fight for thier place similiarly cleverly n carrick n young too….

  • 17. Fidelix olie  |  July 24, 2012 at 09:26

    There are so many confliting stories about this tranfer. Can someone give us the real gist?

  • 18. Alex  |  July 24, 2012 at 10:00

    As a united fan, Moura’s switch to United is my dream come true, i pray and beg Ferguson should work upon the deal as quickly as possible

  • 19. Up law maker  |  July 24, 2012 at 10:57

    Gud work for man utd scout’s there are real doing a gr8 job by get player’s at the rite price fire on ultimate man utd for lucas moura dn’t wast time fergie go get the young talent he is fantastic an skillful with much strenght at 19 of age to pull him to his peak he is gud go get him fergie, go get him fergie, rag til i die.

  • 20. Elson Alala  |  July 24, 2012 at 11:10

    welcm to manutd lucas moura. i hpe u wl hv an impact to da team. th world is hppy 2 c u in da squat plz. we wnt 2 gt bck our p league. 2 fergie nw we nid a striker n a defensive midfield

  • 21. Elson Kaunanisiua Tjipombo  |  July 24, 2012 at 11:21

    welcum moura ! manutd is da hm of evrybdy in th world so we nid 2 mak it strng n mor fans attrctiv. dis season i wnt us 2 win al da game fac manutd. i hpe yo effort togthr wth da whol squat wl mak differenc. viva manu

  • 22. Amanuel Negash  |  July 24, 2012 at 12:40

    It’s wonderful signing lucas moura…and Man united need youg playmakers like his.Welcome brazilian super star.

  • 23. Gaby  |  July 24, 2012 at 13:24

    I can’t wait 2 c him in d red nd white colour of united,Fergi Pls get him and Rvp, up united.

  • 24. MU Fans & Music Lover  |  July 24, 2012 at 23:45

    I think from what the agent said, it is just a way to tell Man Utd to come and get me, lets agree on a deal that favourite 3 parties for a win-win-win.

    It would be ‘TERRIFIC’ partnership between these attacks line-up.

    Forward: Rodney with Van Persie

    Attacking Midfield: Lucas Mouras

    Defending Midfield: Michael Carrick/Clevery

    Right Wings: Valencia

    Left Wings: Kagawa


  • 25. Tjipombo Elson Alala  |  July 22, 2015 at 11:56

    Man U ths thime u make me hppy wen u signd Bastian, Morgan, Depay n Darmian. I nw wnt Man U sign Otamendi then I ll b well forever

  • 26. Tjipombo Elson Alala '' The danger''  |  November 23, 2015 at 10:44

    Man united we are at the right place in the epl log standing. so now what we can do is to look for the striker like the Brazilian striker Neymar and one right back where Antonio Valencia is playing and we shift him to the right wing because his attacks causes goals.


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