Report: United Agree Major £17.6m Transfer Deal For Winger
Manchester United have agreed terms with Brazilian winger Lucas Moura, according to French journalist Romain Collet-Guadin.
United were heavily linked with the player back before he signed for Paris, with Sir Alex Ferguson a known admirer. That link has all but disappeared in recent years but with Jose Mourinho wanting a direct, pacy attacker to play down the right and complement the speed and penetration in other areas, Lucas seems an ideal fit.
Out of favour at Paris, the French club are unlikely to stand in the player’s way as he seeks to get regular football to get into contention for Brazil’s World Cup squad.
And Collet-Guadin has posted on his Twitter feed that the player ‘has agreed to go to Manchester United’. The journalist also claims that although the clubs are still to agree a fee, Paris would be happy with a fee of around £17.6m (€20m).
At 25, Moura would be a younger alternative to Alexis Sanchez, who is set to move to Manchester City. The player has featured just six times this season after being a permanent fixture in the team before Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were signed.