Here is your Tottenham Hotspur morning digest on Monday, September 6.
Moura opens up on Tottenham future
Lucas Moura has revealed that he wants to make a return to Brazil and play his club football there before the end of his career.
The forward joined Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018 and has scored some important goals since, none more critical than the winner in the Champions League semi-final at Ajax.
Although Moura has featured heavily in Spurs’ opening five competitive matches so far, he opened up about his future and didn’t rule out a move back to his home country.
“It’s in my plans to go back to Brazil, back to Sao Paulo. I never hid it from anyone, I never hid the affection and love I feel for Sao Paulo,” he told ESPN .
“When I left Sao Paulo I said I wanted to stay for 10 years in Europe. Come rain, come shine, my goal, my plan is to stay 10 years.”
Lamela makes Gil statement
Erik Lamela is confident that Bryan Gil will shine for Spurs after he signed for the club on a season-long loan from Sevilla last month.
The move saw the Argentine move the opposite way after eight years in north London and having made over 250 appearances, scoring 37 goals.
However, Gil’s move gives Spurs a different dimension across the forward line and Lamela believes he has a long career ahead of him.
“They [Sevilla] spoke highly of him to me. He has great potential,” Lamela told AS.
“I saw him in a match and he has a lot of future ahead of him. Tottenham are a good group, they will receive you well.”
PSG set to compete with Spurs for Martinez
Tottenham’s potential pursuit of Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez could take another twist should Kylian Mbappe join Real Madrid next summer.
According to the Corriere della Sera, PSG are lining-up a switch for the Argentine striker to replace Mbappe, with the latter’s contract set to expire in summer of 2022.
This would put a dent in Spurs’ chase of a new forward, as they look to strengthen that department despite Harry Kane confirming that he was staying at the club.
Arsenal were also linked with Martinez but both Premier League clubs may have to fight off interest from the French giants when the transfer window re-opens in January.
Source by Football London