PSG’s Moura eyeing big-money CSL transfer

Posted By: Aveek Chakraborty

Lucas Moura

Bengaluru, December 6: Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has supposedly agreed to a move to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan in January, which could all but end Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea's probable interest in the player.

The Brazilian till now has made five substitute appearances this season after the arrival of star addition of players like Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the summer. He also hasn't been included in PSG's last four Ligue 1 games and reportedly has been considered surplus to requirements by PSG boss Unai Emery.

Earlier it is believed that Chelsea had sanctioned a deal for the fast winger as a potential replacement for Willian, whom Antonio Conte could sell in January. On the other hand, Arsenal are also said to be monitoring the Sao Paulo star, who was encouraged to join the Gunners by his former PSG partner Alex earlier, while Liverpool have also been in contention.

However, now every one of the three Premier League clubs have to make way for the attacker as per a report from Goal. Lucas has already concurred a lucrative move to the CSL and will follow in the strides of his Brazilian countrymen Renato Augusto, Hulk, Oscar and Alexandre Pato.

The 25-year-old has accepted an offer from CSL side Beijing Sinobo Guoan F.C. and will join fellow countryman Renato Augusto and former Red Bull Salzburg player Jonathan Soriano with a handsome wage package.

Although there can be some barriers to the procedure as recently the Chinese Football Federation are clamping down on the number of foreign stars that can enter the country and ply their trade in the Super League in a bid to soar price tags on transfers. However, it is expected that Guoan will explore additional options to operate this issue.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 13:49 [IST]
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