Louis Van Gaal’s search of signing a creative winger with speed might have come to an end after L’equipe are reporting a fresh bid from the Red Devils for PSG’s 23-year old attacker Lucas Moura. Ironically, this is not the first time Lucas is being linked with a move to Old Trafford. Back in 2013, the Brazilian was very close to signing for United after completing a medical.
In the end, a better salary package saw him join the emerging French powerhouse PSG at that time. However, the £31.6million move has not turned out to be a fruitful one for him, as Lucas has been left on the fringes with Angel Di Maria’s arrival this season. Seeing that, Van Gaal is keen on reigniting United’s interest in signing the highly rated attacker in January. United’s interest in Lucas has alarmed rest of the Premier League with a move for the player as well.
Lucas has never backed away from claiming his admiration for the Old Trafford based club. Back in 2014, he famously said how he made the wrong call by signing for PSG as money motivated his decision back in 2013. Lucas is yet to fulfill his potential, but one thinks that with players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and now Di Maria ahead of him, he will never get the chance to showcase his talent to the world of football.
Will Lucas be a good fit for Manchester United?
Given the talent he has, he will certainly bring the much needed creativity to Van Gaal’s side. Having said that, there has been a cause of concern for creative players at Manchester United these days. It is understood that Van Gaal asks his attackers to play with a degree of caution and that has led to the boring style of play from the Red Devils. So if you were to ask me, does this transfer make sense? YES it does, but will it work, I will reserve my opinion till the point he eventually signs for the club.
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