Best player available: Tottenham move for Lucas Moura should be straightforward

Lucas Moura #7 of Paris Saint-Germain tries to break away from Radja Nainggolan #4 of AS Roma during the second half at Comerica Park on July 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Tottenham have been linked to Lucas Moura.

Lucas Moura #7 of Paris Saint-Germain tries to break away from Radja Nainggolan #4 of AS Roma during the second half at Comerica Park on July 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Tottenham Hotspur are yet to make any signings this January despite sitting outside the top four.

Rivals are strengthening and Spurs are leaving it late to do business, as they do so often.

At this point Tottenham need to go back to basics and work out who the best player available on the transfer market is.

The answer to that is straightforward, Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura.

Moura is a special talent, who previously cost PSG more than £40 million.

Lucas Moura of Paris Saint-Germain Football Club or PSG celebrates scoring a goal with Thomas Meunier during the Ligue 1 match between Metz and Paris Saint Germain or PSG held at Stade...

The French side have decided they can do without him, and Lucas is desperate to leave, telling SkySports: "I'm not happy. I thought I'd built something solid with this club, but that's clearly not the case."

PSG winger Unai Emery has confirmed his availability, telling Goal: "I’ve told Lucas that he will no longer have the chance to play with PSG and that he needs to find another club."

Lucas scored 18 goals in all competitions last season but has no starts in Ligue 1 for PSG this campaign.

Lucas Moura #7 of Paris Saint-Germain is tripped up by Moustapha Seck #27 of AS Roma during the second half at Comerica Park on July 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

Lucas plays in a position where Tottenham need strengthening, where he can add more pace and creativity out wide.

Spurs instead are puzzling the situation by showing interest in his fellow Brazilians Malcom and David Neres.

Both are five years younger than the 25-year-old, but Bordeaux and Ajax do not want to sell.

Instead of spending their time pursuing players who are not on the market, Tottenham simply need to go all in on the player who is.

Lucas Moura is no consolation prize, he is a special player who is worth more than the £26 million PSG are considering selling for.

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