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Huge chance for Lucas Moura at Tottenham with Son Heung-Min reportedly set to miss start of season

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester...

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura must seize opportunity if Heung-Min Son is reportedly absent next season due to the Asian Games.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on March 17, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Tottenham speed machine Lucas Moura endured a rocky first six months following his arrival in January and was unable to cement his spot in the starting XI.

The 25-year-old attacker was a fringe figure in the second half of the campaign and managed just 11 appearances in all competitions, completing 90 minutes in none of them.

However, the Brazilian right-winger certainly showed glimpses of quality to spark encouragement and a window of opportunity may open for him next season.

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Football London reports that crucial Spurs first teamer Heung-Min Son could miss the opening four games of the upcoming Premier League season against Newcastle, Fulham, Man United and Watford.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur and Adrien Silva of Leicester City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on...

It is understood that the wide man has the prospect of two-year mandatory military service surrounding him, but would be exempt if he wins a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games with South Korea.

Son would be likely to miss the start of the new campaign if he did participate in the Asian Games and as it stands it is unclear if he will or not.

Niklas Suele of Germany is challenged by Heungmin Son of Korea Republic during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27,...

Moura certainly has the ability to try make the most of Son’s absence if it does come about, as he is one of the main obstacles between him and a spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain speedster has shown what a direct attacking threat he can be and may just need a run of regular games in a Spurs shirt to come to life.

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