REPORT: Manchester United keen on landing £40m-rated PSG star

Jose Mourinho is keen on landing Lucas Moura on loan from PSG, report The Sun.

The Parisians are said to be amenable to the prospect of Moura departing on loan, but want a permanent £40 million deal, activated in the summer, to be written into the negotiations.

United tried to sign the Brazilian in 2012, but were beaten by PSG who bought him for £38 million from Sao Paulo.

Moura, despite his obvious quality, has not started a single Ligue 1 match, making just six substitute appearances.


The Verdict

United need more creativity and as their pursuit for a play-maker does not look like turning up viable options, the notion of a technically gifted and adventurous midfielder is a sound one.

Moura would free the burden placed on Pogba, perhaps providing him with greater liberation and less pressure.

Yet it would create yet more problems in a formational sense for Mourinho, who likes to play with two CDM midfielders. Thus, if the deal does happen, it would seem likely that Moura would assume a squad role and be used as cover and for rotational purposes.


Written by Michael Jones

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