Lucas Moura (30) will leave Tottenham Hotspur at the end of this season.
The British ‘Telegraph’ reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Tottenham decided not to activate Moura’s extension option. Moura’s contract with Tottenham expires at the end of this season.”
“Moura signed a five-year contract renewal in 2019. However, the remaining one year had to activate an extension option until December 31, 2022. In the end, that option was not selected,” he added.
At the same time, “Moura can now proceed with a pre-contract according to the Bosman rule. He said this season is his last season at Tottenham.” 메이저놀이터
Moura left Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for a transfer fee of 28.4 million euros (approximately 38 billion won) in January 2018 and wore a Tottenham uniform. And he put his strength into Tottenham’s attack. He faithfully worked on the forward pressure and led the counterattack based on his quick power. In addition, he produced several good shots through side breakthroughs with his dribbling ability. Accordingly, he formed a trio with Son Heung-min and Harry Kane and was dropped as the main striker.
In the 2018-19 season and 2019-20 season, when he played as his main player, he also raised his attack points. He recorded 15 goals and 2 assists in 49 games in the 2018-19 season and 7 goals and 5 assists in 47 games in the 2019-20 season. In particular, he scored a hat-trick in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Ajax, creating the ‘Amsterdam Miracle’.
However, as competitors joined later, they were pushed out of the starting lineup. Outstanding resources such as Gareth Bale (joined on loan), Dejan Kulusevski, and Richarlison came to Tottenham, and Moura became a backup option.
This season, due to injuries, the opportunity to play has decreased even more. Accordingly, Moura decided to say goodbye to Tottenham at the end of this season.
Moura signed a ‘4+1’ contract at the time of his renewal. The rest of his year was possible, though he had to be activated before December 31, 2022. However, it was not triggered in the end, and he is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of this season.
Moura’s next destination is being discussed in Sao Paulo (Brazil), his ‘parent team’. Moura’s final time on the European stage is passing.