PSG set to steal Brazilian star Lucas Moura from Manchester United
Sir Alex Ferguson’s bid to bring Brazil’s latest football prodigy to Manchester United has been dealt a strong blow by Paris Saint-Germain.
The French outfit is being managed Alex Ferguson’s rival Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian manager went on a spending spree this summer from the huge funds provided to him by the club’s mega-rich owners.
Interest from Paris Saint-Germain arrives just before Sao Paulo and Manchester Untied were finally about to agree upon a transfer contract for Lucas Moura.
Rife rumors suggest Manchester United and Sao Paulo had agreed upon transfer fees which were around the £32 million region.
Due to strong interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Sao Paulo has once again delayed their decision to let Lucas Moura join Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Paris Saint-Germain joins the race to sign in the 19-year-old Brazil international Lucas Moura following a series top class performances. The young midfielder played exceptionally for club and country last season.
Lucas Moura entered the football market as a top transfer prospect last summer, but no club was able to sign in his services. This season Lucas Moura has created a lot of fuss in the football market.
Top notch clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan had made bids on Lucas Moura this summer. Sao Paulo has rejected all of the bids and increased the price tag on Lucas Moura.
Before the arrival of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United was the only club left in race for Lucas Moura. Most clubs had folded because of Lucas Moura’s desire to play under a Manchester United jersey and Sao Paulo’s outrageous transfer fee.
Lucas Moura has already inked a five-year deal with a club or at least that is what speculation suggests. Lucas Moura is currently with the Brazilian football team in London for the Olympics.
Sources have revealed that Manchester United plan to sneak in Lucas Moura for a quick medical examination in order to give a boost to their transfer attempt.
Brazilian media reports that the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has banned all transfer related issues during the Olympics. Apparently, Manchester United can now sign in Lucas Moura after Brazil’s friendly against Sweden in Stockholm on 15 August.
Meanwhile, Lucas Moura’s agent Wagner Ribeiro expects his employer to play for Manchester United in the future. Nonetheless, Wagner Ribeiro admitted there was interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
“I'm here in Europe to look at the football. The media said it was Manchester United and now they're saying it's PSG,” Wagner Ribeiro told Brazilian website Terra. “Everyone is trying to create their own puzzle by bringing in another piece.”