Lucas Moura Names His Preferred Destination For Next Move
PSG winger Lucas Moura is nailed on to leave the club this January and he has named the league he fancies playing in.
The Brazilian has played just 71 minutes of Ligue One football this season, with the trusty trident of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar utterly unplayable.
Frustrated with his situation at the Parc des Princes, the former Sao Paulo is seeking a move away and has been linked with Arsenal and Spurs - as well as Manchester United, who famously tried to sign him in 2012 and have been linked with him about a million times ever since.
And though he says he's not overly fussed about where he ends up, he does talk up La Liga as somewhere he feels he would be well-equipped for. Spanish sides Real Betis and Malaga have both been touted as potential destinations.
"It is true that La Liga could suit me. With my speed and technique, I could perform well there"" he told L'Equipe ,via the Daily Mail.
"But it doesn't matter where I end up, I know what I'm capable of. I didn't become an international by chance."
Lucas has made 228 appearances in all competitions for PSG and scored 18 goals in the 2016/17 campaign. But he's featured just six times this season, with five of his outings coming in cup games.
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He is understandably not happy with how he's being used by Unai Emery and hasn't minced his words.
"It's a brutal blow. I'm gutted that I'm no longer playing, to no longer be able to express myself as I was doing before," he added.
"I'm not happy. I thought I'd built something solid with this club, but that's clearly not the case."
However, Emery says it's simply a footballing decision and believes he will get regular football elsewhere.
UNAI EMERY (coach PSG):- Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) January 23, 2018
"I told Lucas Moura my opinion about him as a footballer. With all my respect, I think that he will find more game-time [at another club]." pic.twitter.com/MftRVdE0PV
The 25-year old shouldn't find it too difficult to find a new club, with Napoli and Chinese club Shandong Luneng Taishan also expressing interest.
Sky in Italy: Lucas Moura's agents to meet with Napoli tomorrow. Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng Taishan have also come in. #thfc- Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) January 23, 2018
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