São Paulo may open up contract talks with Lucas Moura

July 30, 2012 at 23:46 9 comments

São Paulo director of football, Adalberto Baptista, has said the club are considering talking to Manchester United target, Lucas Moura, about an extension to his current contract.
“It may be that [we] change the contract. [It is] for four years. But we can call him, or any other player, anytime, to renegotiate, [or] extend. It may be that we call him for an extension [but with] new terms”, said Baptista.
Moura’s current contract runs until December 2015 and was signed with the Morumbi club in February last year.
São Paulo, though, are aware that the player’s parents and agent, Wagner Ribeiro, are currently in the UK. It’s well known that any deal involving Moura will have to go through his father and this has fuelled speculation that something may be the offing with Manchester United.
Baptista, however, says he’s not concerned: “[His] family went there to see the Olympics, as was arranged before. It’s to watch their son, like so many other parents [do]. [The trip] has nothing to do with business, [it’s] simply to watch the games”.
If any deal were to go through, it would be in São Paulo’s interest to complete the transfer before August 1st. Currently Moura owns 20% of his economic rights, and São Paulo 80%. From August, the player will own 30%; thus cutting in to São Paulo’s share of the transfer fee.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. taiwo  |  July 31, 2012 at 00:32

    Lucas moura should come to man united,he will be a gud player.

  • 2. Ademulegun Babatunde Samson  |  July 31, 2012 at 06:34

    Lucas moura should come to manchester united he will be rated among the world best player at the end of the season

  • 3. Jakr  |  July 31, 2012 at 07:38

    Utd have got all players now, and won,t spend anymore this year.

  • 4. felixtino  |  July 31, 2012 at 07:42

    Yeah i believe moura we sign for man u after the olympics games man u is right choice for him i no that he we get playing i believe sao paulo we cash in the money 2cnd of august because economic we fall to 10 percent.

  • 5. Ojei wisdom  |  July 31, 2012 at 09:47

    Lucas is a sensational player. He’s goin 2 b a great player if he signs 4 united.

  • 6. Franklyn Egbai  |  July 31, 2012 at 10:44

    For all i care let Lucas go and direct the attention to someone else that wil not only cost such fortune as in Lucas bt wil not make the transfer saga looks as though it is messi or ronaldo we wish to sign..gosh!

  • 7. jelili taiwo  |  July 31, 2012 at 11:03

    I’m not sure man united is going to secure the signing of lucas moura,

  • 8. Lanre Ahmed  |  July 31, 2012 at 13:47

    He will win trouphies eg champions league

  • 9. Mr.red  |  July 31, 2012 at 15:17

    Man utd are more likely of signing cinthia moura(yes please) than they are lucas moura,when will man utd muppets realise stories about them signing players like rvp,moura for big money/wages are put out by the man utd media propaganda machine to get interest in the ipo,selling tickets and merchandise.utd targets were Kagawa,Powell and possibly(although the price looks too high now)baines.powell was sorted before the end of season,and Kagawa sorted out soon thereafter,if there was real interest in moura,rvp do you not think they would have them wrapped up by now,do you not think fergie coming out and “admitting interest”in said players would instigate this quickly,or other clubs might come in with counter bids.the days of utd spending £30m for players,especially 19 year olds who don’t even get picked to start Olympic games are over?.you can’t as a club put up tickets,merchandise prices,sell a player for the biggest fee in history then cry no value,and not meet selling clubs,players requests within reason.look at fergies comments about fans not being real if they don’t support the glazers,to go support someone else,and no he’s not afraid of getting sacked,they know there would be riots in the stands,he’s probably in his last season anyway.look at how mutch of the ipo money will go back into the club and how much into the glazers pockets.utd is about making as much money from as quick a turnaround from as many gullible “fans” as possible.and what sort of manager do you think your going to attract to takeover if he’s not given funds to build his team?.with the midfield reliabillity put on 2 near 40 year olds and the players that have left,or/and possibly leaving man utd ARE weaker than last season,and god forbid vidic getting injured again,cos he was the reason the defence was so bad in the season right,WRONG,its because utd have no depth in the squad to replace like for like or near as.and it’s no good saying utd were level on points with city,you lost the season because you played poorly,and as for Europe!!!.utd will become the new Liverpool within 5 seasons wait and see.


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