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Former Manchester United trainee Lucas Evangelista eager to succeed at São Paulo


Former Manchester United trainee Lucas Evangelista joined São Paulo last year on a two-year loan deal.

The midfielder is under contract with Desportivo Brasil and had trials at Manchester United before deciding to stay in Brazil.

Lucas Evangelista has been loaned to São Paulo until September 2014, São Paulo own 30% of his economic rights and can sign him permanently for R$ 700,000, around 270,000 Euros.

The player has been a matter of dispute between Desportivo Brasil and São Paulo since he was 10 years old, as he kept moving back and forth between the clubs.

São Paulo finally managed to bring him on a loan deal last year, but the dispute between the clubs was a good thing, according to Lucas Evangelista.

He told UOL: "Since I was little there was that dispute between the clubs, but I think it was good for me. Desportivo Brasil were a very good shop window. And I don't think that it's a heavy weight. That's the same in all clubs, the neighbor's grass is always greener".

Lucas Evangelista denied that he is a 'new Lucas', he said: "São Paulo didn't sign a new Lucas, he made history here and will never be forgotten. I now have to win my space, take him as an example".

He completed that he wants to stay at the club, the midfielder said: "Now I want to stay, grow as a player. São Paulo give me all the conditions, I'm valued here".

São Paulo's president Juvenal Juvêncio has also expressed his interest to make the transfer permanent.

Lucas Evangelista played the important Copa São Paulo youth tournament in January but is yet to debut for São Paulo's senior team.

Source: UOL


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