Lucas Moura tells agent to keep talking to Manchester United

July 24, 2012 at 20:23 40 comments

The claims and counter-claims coming from São Paulo FC and from Lucas Moura’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, have created a tangled web surrounding the possible transfer of the player to Manchester United.
Both club and agent have said that Moura is happy at São Paulo. But on Tuesday evening, Ribeiro told Rádio Globo that the player had instructed him to keep talking to United. “My boss is the player. I always talk to him. The person who determines what I do, and my guidelines, is the player. If he says he does not want to leave Sao Paulo, I wouldn’t even accept an offer. He told me to go ahead when I spoke about the interest of Manchester [United]. It’s a great proposal. If it was something he couldn’t refuse, he would go. But he is also happy in Sao Paulo. [And] if he stays at São Paulo, life goes on” said Ribeiro.


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  • 1. MartianSun  |  July 24, 2012 at 20:32

    And is this 100% accurate?

  • 2. Frank Gstone  |  July 24, 2012 at 20:42

    You have to come, Manchester is a great club 4 u

  • 3. kashere2011  |  July 24, 2012 at 20:51

    Mr Riviero, try your possible best to grant him his wish, the boy is demanding to come and ply his trade in the european shore’s,give him total support so that he can pulfil his ambition.

  • 4. faye malick  |  July 24, 2012 at 21:00

    i hope this deal will be completed soon ; long life manutd and SAF the best for ever

  • 5. Alan, Manchester UK  |  July 24, 2012 at 21:12

    An excerpt from an article posted by Sky Sports News in the UK;

    Sao Paulo vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes told Estadao ESPN: “I don’t rule out the possibility that in the future we open negotiations with Manchester United as we received them with great courtesy.

    “And there is the possibility they come back with another offer. Their approach was serious”. 

    I don’t know about you, but that sounds to me like a guy who’s getting slightly anxious that United may not come back to the table after the rejection of their latest offer. The line where he comments on the seriousness of United’s bid, almost sounds like he is trying to convince himself rather than others.

    • 6. Stephen Mwangi  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:45

      Yes my man I agree with you, Sao Paulo have realised that they missed on a golden offer for Lucas Moura. They have already realised that the money was even beyond the actual value of the player. But if I were Sir Alex Ferguson I would never go for Lucas Moura for more than 20 million pounds. How can Lucas Moura be more expensive than Fabregas, Balotelli, David Silva, Alexis Sanchez or David Luiz? He looks promising but it doesn’t make sense to me paying all that money for the young Brazilian whose owners go to the public media and brag that the TV is paying them well, the Brazilian economy is good….that is purely nonsense. They wish United could add just 1 more million pound and accept the offer. But my prediction is that they will NEVER EVER get such a bid for Lucas Moura any other time. Maybe not even Neymar himself will go for that money, Barcelona will just play with their minds and get him for less like they did with Fabregas from Arsenal or Alexis Sanchez from Udinese. If I were Alex Ferguson, I would go for Robin Van Persie for 25 million pounds and Javi Martinez for 22 million pounds and close the chapter for the Brazilin outfit.

      • 7. Pluto  |  July 25, 2012 at 08:14

        Why The Heck Would You Want to Buy A 30 Year Old With That Amount Of Money? There’s No Way Alex Is Going To Take Out 25mil For V.P ..
        Never !

    • 8. Alan, Manchester UK  |  July 25, 2012 at 13:41

      São Paulo are definitely starting to panic a little, I believe. From the gossip section of the Manchester United website;

      “25/7/2012: Terra in Brazil reckons Sao Paulo are willing to negotiate over Lucas Moura with agent Wagner Ribeiro given the green light to travel to England and talk to United”.

      Ribeiro has denied he’s going to England to talk to United, claiming that he is there simply to support the Brazil Olympic team. The same Brazil that just happen to be playing at Old Trafford on the 29th 😉

      This is a little different to the massively bullish stance São Paulo have taken up until now, is it not?

  • 10. ibrahim  |  July 24, 2012 at 21:19

    honestly i don’t think we need this player,first because he is too raw a talent to be worth such an exuberant fee (30m pounds) and honestly i think it’d be a little difficult for him to adjust to english football which is a looooong way away from the Brazilian league…. so my advice is that in as much as we want our crown back, we should be sensible with our kitty because and look for a ferocious defensive midfielder that has proven himself such as cheik tiote of Newcastle

    • 11. Stephen Mwangi  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:47

      Yes my man, I would also consider the same option for the versatile harassing midfielder who is even experienced in the premier league than the Brazilian dazzler.

  • 12. Mandla  |  July 24, 2012 at 21:58

    Lucas wants to come to OT, stop frustrating the boy

  • 13. faye malick  |  July 24, 2012 at 22:12

    We must trust Sir Alex’s experience and commitment. He claims a clear goal for the next season and i am sure the winger will be a part to reach our deep wish to get back the trophy, may God all this things happens

  • 14. gedek  |  July 24, 2012 at 23:13

    Join MIGHTY MANUTD and confirm you;ll WINS throphy…

  • 15. redste  |  July 24, 2012 at 23:23

    Ibrahim we do indeed need this player. Have a deep look into him, he is exactly what we need especially in Europe where we could then play a 4-2-3-1 and wipe away the embarrassment of last season

  • 16. Utdfan  |  July 24, 2012 at 23:44

    Agent & Sao Pablo club president scum…..should just forget the deal and focus on getting a left back and central midfielder instead of wasting the money on this unproven player.

  • 17. joshua mfula  |  July 25, 2012 at 01:56

    If l was SAF l would increase the bid becoz the boy is gud let us u for life.

  • 18. Sanni adekunle  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:31

    I hope he signs for united.he’s got gud future

  • 19. Sanni adekunle  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:33

    Come 2 us

  • 20. Sanni adekunle  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:43

    Man united need’s midfield re n fosmnt.we need a defensive midfield maestro such as axel witsel nd a creative one such as eriksen.united ni joor.4q all wat other fans say about our bid for’s non of their bussiness.we’ve got d money.afteral we r d richest sports team in the world according to forbes…

  • 21. Lukmandibo  |  July 25, 2012 at 02:55

    Is beter you go for modric than moura modric who have more exepirience and used to england and moreover moura shouldn’t cost morethan 15 million.

  • 22. David Okeya  |  July 25, 2012 at 03:15

    Come to United and in Sir Alex, you have a great coach

  • 23. felixtino  |  July 25, 2012 at 04:09

    Hello sir pls sign lukas moura i no that 30 million is a huge of money but the guy we be a great player for man u and he hv a bright future pls sir splash the money on him i believe he can be a great at man u.

  • 24. felixtino  |  July 25, 2012 at 04:18

    pls sir alex we fans really need moura at man u he we be good addition at that centrial midfield i believe he hv a alot to offer a man u.

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  • 26. EMINENT OBIOHA  |  July 25, 2012 at 05:15

    I Like LUCAS MOURA too much. I want Sir Fagerson to buy him and Van Pesie today and tomorow. Two of them will help to elevate attacking force of Man U. I believed that Man utd gonna lift multiferous trophies if the club absorb them. So utd fans are looking to see them joining de club soonest

  • 27. mochi  |  July 25, 2012 at 06:03

    we ned a defending cm.

  • 28. emmy50  |  July 25, 2012 at 06:12

    U are d best, man u need u pls sign

  • 29. Ozone tee  |  July 25, 2012 at 06:32

    Fuck united i dnt knw why fifa will comfirm united as most richest club and they can not even afford to buy good play see how other club are buy good player wit good money united as loost many player becos of money and they are the richest club i dont belv they shu atleast buy lucas and van persie or lewandowski who spend will collect trophy

  • 30. christopher  |  July 25, 2012 at 07:24

    if it would be lucas or any other player, fergie should try all he could to get us a strong mildfielder and an experienced leftback.

  • 31. Kabir utd  |  July 25, 2012 at 07:26

    Nobody ll pay such huge amount,d agent & club president knows but they prefer to show their greed openly,sir get rvp,wistel,(sahin/dembele) I just feel for the boy.

  • 32. Mohammed kandi ibrahim  |  July 25, 2012 at 12:25

    Lucas moura is going to be a good signing for man u .

  • 33. Namata  |  July 25, 2012 at 13:15

    Saf plz buy him to ply 4 united

  • 34. Junior luda  |  July 25, 2012 at 13:28

    Plz sir Alex Ferguson make a lucas moura bid as soon as possible transfer 2 man u and van persie will help da united sqaud dont ply as you did 2 samir nasri and wisly sneijder last season

  • 35. Moses oyediran  |  July 25, 2012 at 13:32

    If lucas deal doesn’t work abeg leave him ad get anoder person.’no time sir alex’up man u

  • 36. moses  |  July 25, 2012 at 16:34

    pls,sir ales do every thing porsible to land this boy lucas moura.i so much believe in him,and as for kagawa,i am really impressed with his action 2day.keep on signing great players to make red devils fans happy.

  • 37. owhorogba kenneth  |  July 25, 2012 at 17:30

    i praaay ooo

  • 38. Shina  |  July 25, 2012 at 19:21

    Luka will be a replacement 4 united after lost(v) ronaldo

  • 39. maveriq1  |  July 25, 2012 at 20:47

    He going to be a top player, not sure he’s worth that amount of monet yet though!!! I really hope he doesn’t sign for man utd.

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