PSG move for Manchester United target Lucas Moura – deal imminent

August 5, 2012 at 22:02 14 comments

Reports in Globoesporte on Sunday evening claim that Lucas Moura is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain. The fee has not been disclosed but has been agreed with São Paulo. Moura’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, declared that a five-year deal was in place and that the player had only to pass a medical and sign the contract. However, it is understood that the formalities will only be carried out after Brazil’s friendly international  versus Sweden in Stockholm on August 15th.
The news that the midfielder is close to signing for PSG has come as a major surprise. This weekend it was being widely reported that Moura would soon be undergoing a medical at Manchester United. Now it seems the Brazil international could be on his way to Paris.
The article on Globoesporte’s site also claimed that it was the player’s choice to opt for PSG. Moura it is alleged, did not want to live in Manchester – a city described as “chata” (which can be translated as boring or dull in this context) by some (unnamed) players who live there. This, if correct, is likely to upset United’s fans as it flies in the face of reports last week stating Moura and his parents had their hearts set on joining the club.
Former Brazil international and São Paulo player, Leonardo, is director of football at PSG and it is thought that his links with São Paulo president Juvenal Juvêncio and Wagner Ribeiro played a big part in luring the player to France.
Moura’s official move, however, may be delayed until January next year as the midfielder does not have a European passport and PSG already have their full quota of non-European players.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bred Red  |  August 5, 2012 at 22:27

    More B.S reporting. The lad said he would decide AFTER the Olympics!!!!

  • 2. Mark  |  August 5, 2012 at 22:38

    So the Lad AND his parents say the only place is Manchester United. I’m sick, tired and bored woth all this B.S.

  • 3. rasheedinho1  |  August 6, 2012 at 02:03

    Different news 4rm different sources…tired of all dis

  • 4. kuldip  |  August 6, 2012 at 03:17

    what B.S is this? anyway a player who cannot make it to the first team of under 23 can be no good. Fergie wanted him not because qhat he has but what he could make him. Look at walcott, would not sign fr united and now there is a talk of returning to his old club. Good luck B.S maura

  • 5. Abdulkareem  |  August 6, 2012 at 05:18

    Why some clube are triated man u like these u stupid leonardo u want to use influence of brz citizen to hijack the deal of moura

  • 6. Chris Young  |  August 6, 2012 at 07:45

    4 over a month, its Lucas here nd there. Lets cope wt d little we av excluding lucas. God will see us tru nd we shall conquer. Up utd!

  • 7. jonathanmabula  |  August 6, 2012 at 08:49

    if it is possible man u take the boy i have watched him playing he wil help united a lot

  • 8. frank mfoy  |  August 6, 2012 at 17:21

    Ok! fine.

  • 9. POKU PAA KWESI MENSAH  |  August 6, 2012 at 18:46

    it is very sad for telling us dat the boy will sign for PSG, A club with no history as compered with manchester united.we are all praying that man u will be able to seek through this deal.u can be like RONALDO which now have a history at man u, lucas if u can listen man u is the club for u . Club which is now struggling to excel as compared the almighty EPL.that is where is money is ..let welcome LUCAS MOURA TO BE PART OF OLD TRAFORD SQUAD IN A WEEK TIME. AMEN..

  • 10. Ned  |  August 6, 2012 at 19:30

    As far as I am concerned, this is just one of those stories… 2 pints:The source is very questionable (sore loser!); PSG are already over their Qtr for non-european players … lets be patient to read from Sao Paulo OR form THE club.

  • 11. Jarrod  |  August 6, 2012 at 21:34

    Who cares about history ya unit! It’s all about the money n PSG are showing them the money! Agent doesn’t care where his players goes as long as he gets his %.
    Tell ferguson to get out of the stone age boys cause its the big boys with the cash now!

    Bye bye united hold onto your history because it will be another yr of no silver wear mainly because of your sh/t midfield hahaha.

    • 12. Dennis Irwin  |  August 7, 2012 at 16:48

      Nice one bell end!

  • 13. Fred Santos  |  August 8, 2012 at 01:03

    Moura was a fiture world best with man u but if he goes 2 france (p.s.g.) he will lost his value due to those foolish agent selfishness 4 money…..we dnt waste money we use money so shet up n stop talking rubbish people

  • 14. winter internship  |  December 8, 2012 at 21:54

    I enjoy looking through an article that can make people think.
    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!


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