Could a Move to the Premier League Help Lucas Moura's World Cup Hopes?
Lucas Moura has recently fallen out of favour at PSG and he also didn't feature in any of Brazil's World Cup qualifying games. The 25-year-old has featured fleetingly for the Selecao in the past but has found himself pushed down the pecking order in recent years and he is determined to play himself back into contention. Could a move to Old Trafford improve his chances of making a late bid for a place on the plane to Russia?
Moura tempted to seek game time ahead of World Cup
Since being left out of the 2014 World Cup squad, Lucas Moura has barely featured for his home nation, although he did get called up for the 2016 Copa America as a replacement for the injured Rafinha. There is a real depth to the Brazilian squad and it's little surprise given his recent form for PSG that the winger was omitted from the side that qualified for Russia 2018 with ease. Under previous boss Dunga, Brazil favoured a 4-3-3 system, which didn't play into Moura's strengths although he will surely fancy his chances of breaking back into the squad if he can make an immediate impression in the Premier League.
Manchester United are believed to be keen on securing his signature with Jose Mourinho aiming to bolster his squad ahead of a crucial second half of the campaign. Despite sitting comfortably in the Champions League positions, the Red Devils have seemingly underperformed so far this season and the Brazilian would help add some much-needed dynamism and creativity down the flanks. He would create space and draw defenders to him, helping open up opportunities for teammates. Last season, he averaged a goal every 115 minutes and chalked up 11 assists in 53 appearances across all competitions, but limited game time during the 2017-18 campaign so far has caused the 25-year-old to seek a move elsewhere.
Brazil appointed World Cup betting favourites
Brazil have been installed as the favourites for the World Cup which gets underway on June 14th, meaning Lucas Moura still have plenty of time to play himself into the thoughts of head coach Tite. The Selecao are 5/2 to reach the final and new customers can often claim a welcome bonus with which to back the 2014 semi-finalists to progress to the latter stages once again. Punters can also use their mobiles to place wagers throughout the tournament, making it quicker than ever before to bet on the move. Not only that, but as detailed in the overview of Sky Bet app, regular price boosts will also help secure extra value throughout the summer months.