Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura says Manchester United wanted him in January 2018

Lucas Moura of Spurs is embraced by teammates during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 31, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Lucas Moura says that Manchester United wanted him on loan before he moved to Tottenham Hotspur.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on May 31, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura has revealed to The Guardian that Manchester United wanted to sign him before he left Paris Saint-Germain.

Moura joined Tottenham from French giants PSG in January 2018 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £25 million.

The 26-year-old did not make a massive impact at Spurs during the second half of last season, but the winger has been superb for the North London outfit this campaign.

According to WhoScored, the winger made 25 starts and seven substitute appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham this season, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Moura has also made eight starts and three substitute appearances in the Champions League for Spurs, scoring five goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

The Brazil international winger has revealed that United wanted to sign him in January 2018, and he has also explained why a move to Old Trafford did not appeal to him.

 

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on May 28, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Moura told The Guardian: “There was a conversation with United but it was for a loan and I didn’t want a loan.

“I thought that if I left PSG, I didn’t want to go back. When I came to Tottenham, and I saw the training ground and met the coach, I said that I wanted to come here.”

Moura has also revealed the text messages he has been sharing with Liverpool duo Alisson and Fabinho ahead of the Champions League final between Spurs and the Reds in Madrid on Saturday evening.

Moura told The Guardian: “I need 40 tickets for the final as I want to bring all my family, friends and the people who have been important to my career and I have only 24.

"I’ve texted Alisson and Fabinho at Liverpool to ask for tickets because they have the same allocations as us but they couldn’t help."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates with his players goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Fabinho after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona...

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