David Moyes has made a short trip to France in a match that was contested between Bordeaux and PSG, probably to take a last look as a connoisseur before making an official bid for the Brazilian wonder kid Lucas Moura.
The situation is ideal for the Red Devils at the moment, because the Brazilian International is finding it hard to maintain a first team place in the starting 11 of PSG as the introduction of Javier Pastore and Menez in starting 11 of PSG has limited Moura to just 9 starts in the French Ligue 1.
In the 9 starts he had made so far this season for PSG, he created 5 and scored 3 himself that just underlines his ability to create and score whenever he has been given the chance to play by Laurent Blanc.
One obstacle in getting his signature is the transfer fee, as it is speculated that PSG won’t be allowing its Brazilian start to leave for cheap. However with the reports suggested by Goal.com that 180 million has been given to Moyes to spend in the next two windows, less people would be arguing if he spent a healthy chunk of that on Moura
The Brazilian has shown his abilities at the International level in the same manner as at the club football by earning 30 caps and scoring 4 goals in the process. His ability to run pass the defenders, nutmeg them and burst of pace are the traits exactly lacking in the Manchester United team at the moment.
It is yet to be seen whether if Lucas accepts the second approach from the English giants who approached from him earlier in the summer of 2012 when he chose PSG ahead of many others to pursue his glittering career in Europe. Sir Alex seemed quite unamused then by the price tag of Moura.
"I find it quite amazing that a club can pay 45m Euros for a 19year old boy. When somebody’s paying 45 million Euros for a 19 year old, you have to say the game’s gone mad" Sir Alex added to show his anger.
However times have changed at the Old Trafford since then and the club which was once known to bargain its way in completing transfers may have to play a tug of war game if they claim to get the ratification of Moura.
On the other hand for Manchester United, there have only been 11 goals scored by their midfielders so far this season, so they need to invest money in their midfield if and they want to escalate themselves to an unlikely top four finish.
So in the world cup year where everybody is looking to cement his place on the plane to Brazil, Lucas Moura may look for greener pastures to cement his place in Luis Felipe Scolari’s squad.
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