Tottenham Hotspur are set to complete the £22m signing of Paris St Germain winger Lucas Moura, reports football.london.
With a decisive fortnight of fixtures ahead, Mauricio Pochettino will be grateful for all the help he get after his Tottenham side only just averted an embarrassing FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two Newport County.
Instead of having a free week in the build-up to the North London Derby with Arsenal, Spurs must now replay against the Exiles at Wembley. This after back-to-back fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester United.
At £22m, 25-year-old Moura represents fantastic value for money in an inflated transfer market. His agent told the French media that they hoped a deal can be signed quickly to allow the 36-times capped Brazil international leave the Parc des Princes.
Pini Zahavi, the agent responsible for bringing Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier, on the same journey in the summer, is once again involved giving rise to Tottenham hopes of a smooth transaction.
The club met with Moura last Thursday when he visited the Tottenham training ground in Enfield.
Manchester United, for so long touted as Moura’s preferred destination, dropped out the running when they signed Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. It improved Spurs hand in negotiations with the French champions-elect.