Lucas Moura plotting Premier League move to Manchester United?

Lucas Moura

The Brazilian is considering departing PSG and cement his place at the World Cup.

Manchester United could offer the ideal escape route for Lucas Moura, with the midfielder reportedly eager to depart Ligue 1 in search of more first team football.

According to the Brazilian website R7, the 21-year-old is weighing up his options after falling down the pecking order at Paris Saint Germain under new manager Laurent Blanc. He has made just four starts from a possible nine in Ligue 1 in 2013/14.

The news provider indicates that the player’s agent Wagner Ribeiro has already sounded out a number of clubs over a potential move, with one possible destination being the Premier League, another being a return to Sao Paulo.

Manchester United are long-time admirers of the youngster and came close to signing him from Sao Paulo back in the summer of 2012, only to ultimately lose out to PSG who paid €45 million for his services.

Moura is likely to be available for a considerably reduced fee, while United could be tempted to swoop for the player as they continue their efforts to rebuild an ageing and inconsistent midfield.

New manager David Moyes was left frustrated in his attempts to sign reinforcements over the summer with the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera all rebuffing the Red Devils’ advances.

But with Moura ticking all of their boxes in terms of age and ability and the player likely to be open to the move, given how close he came to joining the Old Trafford club last year, a deal could suit all sides.

The Brazilian is also desperate to play regular first-team football, as he attempts to secure a plan in Luis Felipe Scolari’s plans for the 2014 World Cup.

He faces plenty of competition to secure a midfield berth for the Selecao with the likes of Lazio’s Hernanes, Spurs new boy Paulinho and Chelsea star Ramires all in contention.

A move to Manchester United and regular appearances in the Premier League might just seal his spot in Rio.

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