One Stumbling Block Holding Up PSG Star's Move to Man Utd
January 08, 2018
Manchester United are in the hunt for fresh talent to boost their prospects this season and have identified one target in particular this month.
Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on acquiring PSG star Lucas Moura in the January transfer window, but there is one stumbling block holding up the potential move.
The Brazil international wideman is believed to be high on Mourinho’s wishlist as he attempts to push for silverware success this current campaign.
Meanwhile, according to reports in France, Moura himself is only willing to depart PSG for Old Trafford, despite interest from Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice and Real Betis too.
With all parties seemingly happy to go ahead with the transfer, there is one hurdle that is yet to be overcome during the negotiations so far.
‘Telefoot’ have stated that the French giants are only interested in selling their Brazilian playmaker, but United want to secure him on loan for the remainder of the season before then deciding on a permanent switch.
TELEFOOT:— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) January 8, 2018
Several clubs from France, Spain and England are interested in signing Lucas Moura. But Lucas only wants Manchester United and nothing else. pic.twitter.com/IfoSkOL4qS
The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of Moura, with the club having previously swooped for him during Sir Alex Ferguson’s illustrious reign.
They offered £35 million to his then club Sao Paulo back in 2013 before the Parisians pounced for his signature, for a fee believed to be around £45 million.
Moura is under contract at the Parc des Princes until 2019 but Mourinho is keen to oversee his arrival in this current transfer window to bolster his squad for the rest of the campaign.