With a number of Tottenham Hotspur fans wondering how attacker Lucas Moura would’ve felt when manager Mauricio Pochettino replaced him for the Champions League Final, with Harry Kane taking his place in the team, tonight the 26-year-old has proven there are no lasting effects as he’s penned a new five year deal at White Hart Lane.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 9, 2019
As the afternoon ticked into evening, the Official Site confirmed that the Brazilian international had now committed his long term future to the club and signed new terms seeing him through until the summer of 2024.
After a slow start to life at the club following his January 2018 arrival from Paris Saint-Germain he’s certainly proven his worth, none more so that when he sent us through to the final with a massive hattrick in the second half of the second leg against Ajax.
“To play football you need to feel comfortable, you need to be free, have nice team-mates and I have this here. It really feels like a family here, my team-mates have been fantastic since my first day here and that’s why I think the adaptation was really fast. I am so happy, it’s very good news for me. I feel so comfortable here, everyone is amazing, the fans, the Club. I am so thankful for everything that the Club has given me and now I just need to give my best like I always do and show everyone that I love to play football. I want to bring a lot more for this Club. My objective is always to be better and make the fans happy.”
I imagine this news will top deadline day off nicely for Spurs fans (the reactions to the Tweet suggest as much) as we now turn our attentions to tomorrow evening’s season opener against Aston Villa.
Then we can wonder if this is the first of a few new contracts?