We continue to tour the players who have passed through Paris Saint-Germain, and this time the spotlight is on Lucas Moura. A player highly appreciated by the public and his teammates, the Brazilian left no one unmoved when he left for Tottenham. Let’s go back to his visit to the capital.
Lucas Moura’s Sad Life Explained In Simple Facts
Lucas was born in a violent neighborhood of Sao Paulo in Brazil:
His dream has always been to become a professional footballer to get his family out of poverty. “My family’s values protected me from crimes, from drugs and I always had this certainty that I was going to get there. Despite the many criticisms about my small size, my lack of physical power, I fell asleep and woke up with a soccer ball next to me. I only played for fun, to be happy.”
At 13, he left his difficult neighborhood and joined the Sao Paulo club:
4 years later, he is already playing his first match with the professional team before being selected for the Brazil team. His childhood dream came true at just 18 when he signed his first professional contract with Sao Paulo.“I enjoyed these moments a lot, to be recognized, to even be the idol of certain people. Everything happened really fast !”
In August 2012, he received a proposal from Paris Saint Germain:
Lucas Moura landed 6 months later in Europe for a transfer of 40 million euros and joined PSG in August 2012 but will be on loan until the end of the season in Brazil (at São Paulo FC). He is advertised as a real crack and his last match in his home country will only strengthen the rumor.
After a goal and an assist in the 2012 Copa Sudamericana final, Lucas is named by the Brazilian press as one of the three best players in the championship along with Paolo Guerrero and a certain Neymar.
He, therefore, joined the Parisian team in the winter transfer window in December 2012. Barred by Jérémy Menez, Lucas will scratch up playing time thanks to promising entries. For everyone it’s obvious he has all the necessary qualities to make the football stadium of France called the Parc des Princes vibrate. His first big test is coming, Carlo Ancelotti prefers him to Menez in the Champions League round of 16 against FC Valence (2-0 victory) he will be the author of a decisive pass for Javier Pastore but above all, his performance will be unanimously welcomed. It obviously raises many hopes. He is a technical player, very lively but who lacks a bit of accuracy, especially in front of the goal.
One action alone sums up his time at PSG:
When you watch a Lucas game you shouldn’t be afraid of being frustrated. It’s really the adjective that best defines him.
During the 2013 – 2014 season and the reception of historical rivals, Marseille Lucas recovers the ball 25 meters from his goal and begins a completely crazy rush. He completely punctures the Marseille team by eliminating five players before facing Mandanda and deceiving him with a small dive. Unfortunately Rod Fanni clears the ball just before it enters the goal. The realization was splendid, the Park roared to the rhythm of his rides and finally nothing. But the seasons follow and look alike in the capital (2012-2018) like this unfinished action.
And yet Lucas was loved, we forgave him because everyone believed in him and especially because he showed an irreproachable state of mind. Never one word higher than the other, his passages on the bench never took away his smile and his desire to prove that he had his place. And then there were not only misses, he still scored 46 goals for 46 assists in his tally in 228 matches.
This ordeal at PSG got him transferred:
In a time when cameras have become the daily life of players, the young Brazilian had a lot of fun with them. Especially with his great friend Marquinhos. The supporters expected at each title his famous “Champion my brother” who, moreover, continues to be a popular replica even after his departure. A departure that saddened many people and especially himself.
The year Brazilian football player Lucas Moura will pack his bags for London will be the same as the arrival of Neymar, his childhood friend. Everything seemed ideal, evolving into a club he loves where he is adored by the fans and surrounded by his best friends, what could be better?
But unfortunately, Antero Henrique the former sporting director of PSG will decide otherwise. He was able to make it clear to Lucas that he is no longer part of his plans and that he will not have playing time. In the head of the Portuguese, getting rid of his number 7 was a priority and Antero Henrique will do everything to achieve his ends. Even going so far as to make him SHED TEARS!!!
His departure will make Neymar and Marquinhos react very badly. He can nevertheless be proud to have left wonderful memories during his visit, he was the little darling, a kind of little brother for his teammates and supporters.
The real reason he was sold to Tottenham:
Brazilian football player Lucas Moura, who took Tottenham to the Champions League final with three goals against Ajax, is the most talked about.
Lucas has played for Spurs and despite the ever-present criticism, he made history by scoring a hat-trick to qualify his team for the Champions League final. In 2018, Tottenham bought Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from PSG. Moura, who will wear the number 27 jersey, signed the contract valid until the end of the 2022-23 season.
The Brazilian football player was one of the names on the list of Aykut Kocaman, who was Fenerbahçe’s sporting director in the 2009-10 season. In the 2009-10 season, a team including Fenerbahce Sporting Director of the time Aykut Kocaman and İsmail Kartal watched and liked Lucas Moura in a youth tournament in Brazil. Lucas Moura, who became a professional in Sao Paulo at the age of 18, was sold to PSG for exactly 43 million Euros. After being overshadowed by stars like Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe in the French team, he was sent to Tottenham on 31 January 2018 for 28.5 million euros. Playing in 11 games last season, 1.72 meters tall Lucas Moura showed his class this season and produced 15 goals and 2 assists in 47 games.
Playing for his country:
Brazilian football player Lucas Moura was born in 1992, having played for Corinthians and Sao Paulo before arriving in 2013 at PSG.
At 19, he replays the national team of Brazil with which he has already obtained 34 selections including 7 in official competition!
4 times Champions of France with PSG from 2013 to 2016
3 times Winner of the Coupe de la Ligue with PSG from 2014 to 2016
2 times Winner of the Coupe de la France with PSG in 2015 and 2016
London 2012 Olympic Games finalist with Brazil
Winner of the Confederations Cup in 2013 with Brazil