Tottenham winger Lucas Moura has revealed he would be keen on a possible move to La Liga, as he was told of reported interest from Sevilla.
Lucas, who played a starring role as Spurs reached the 2019 Champions League final, has entered the final two years of his contract in north London.
The Brazilian only played 12 minutes across Spurs’ first two Premier League games of the season, with no natural position for him in Antonio Conte’s preferred system and Dejan Kulusevski consistently getting the nod in support of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Throughout the summer Moura was linked with a move away from Spurs, as he enters the final two years of his current contract in north London. He suggested earlier in the summer his plan was to see out the rest of the deal before leaving as a free agent.
However, there has been talks with Sevilla one of the clubs rumoured to be keeping tabs on the forward, and they would prefer a loan move at least initially.
Discussing his future, Moura was vocal in his desire to play in Spain one day, with Sevilla evidently an option he would consider seriously.
“I didn’t know about Sevilla’s interest, but it’s a club that I like and a city that they speak very highly of,” Moura said via VamosMiSevilla.
“Playing in La Liga would be something fantastic for me, because I like it a lot.”
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Spurs head coach Antonio Conte added he was “pessimistic” about Moura’s situation when speaking on Monday. The 30-year-old has not featured since the 2-2 draw at Chelsea on August 14.
The Brazilian has since been unable to train and Conte is concerned over when he might be available for selection again, particularly during this frantic run of 13 matches in 43 days ahead of the winter World Cup, a run of games that began with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.
“Moura (is out) for a long time, probably, Conte said. “I don’t know (how long) but he has this problem in his tendon and the therapist they are not finding the right solution. Conte said.
“He is stopping again. If you ask me that I am optimistic? I am not optimistic I am pessimistic about this situation. To play in this way and to lose a player like him is a big loss for us.”
Spurs head into the game in Germany having lost their last Champions League match 2-0 against Sporting Lisbon before the international break. They sit second in group D, after opening their group stage campaign with a 2-0 win over Marseille last month.