Barcelona fans react after hearing late Lucas Moura move

BARCELONA, SPAIN - August 25:  Barcelona fans in full voice during the Barcelona V  Real Betis, La Liga regular season match at  Estadio Camp Nou on August 25th 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura was allegedly wanted by Barcelona.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Manchester,...

Tottenham Hotspur avoided any major losses before the European transfer deadline, but did receive some late interest in Lucas Moura, according to reports.

Spurs' incoming business was done and dusted early in August, but the European deadline being later than the Premier League's left Tottenham open to losing players.

There were fears that contract rebels Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen would move on, but all stayed put, as did Victor Wanyama despite late interest in his signature.

 

However, Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona were interested in signing Lucas Moura, but backed away after learning the asking price was at least €50million (£45million).

Moura, 27, enjoyed a strong campaign last season, and really hit the headlines last season with a dramatic hat-trick against Ajax to send Spurs into the Champions League final.

The Brazilian was seemingly being eyed by Barcelona as an alternative target to Neymar, but the feeling was that the money wasn't great value – especially if Barca go for PSG's Neymar again anyway next year.

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Barcelona fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the claims, with many wondering what on earth the club were thinking even going for Moura.

Some don't understand what the point of selling Malcom to then sign Moura would have been, and are grateful that Barca didn't end up paying Tottenham's asking price.

One fan even suggested a swap deal for Ivan Rakitic would have been ideal, seemingly hoping that Spurs would want to take the Croatian ace and use him in midfield with Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Winks.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - August 25:  Barcelona fans in full voice during the Barcelona V  Real Betis, La Liga regular season match at  Estadio Camp Nou on August 25th 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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