Tottenham Hotspur’s Lucas Moura first arrived in Europe in 2012 when Paris Saint-Germain acquired his services from Brazilian club São Paulo.
The 27-year-old spent five seasons with São Paulo’s academy before making his first team debut with them in 2010. After spending two seasons with the first team, he joined PSG and then left the Ligue 1 winners for the north London club in January 2018.
Moura has been a regular inclusion in Spurs’ lineup and was rewarded for his performances with a new contract last August. His current deal with the Premier League side runs down in 2024.
Although there are several years left on his contract at Tottenham, the winger has his heart set on returning to his first club in the future.
“I have, yes, São Paulo in my head, in my plans. When I arrived in Europe, I had a goal to stay here for at least ten years. Seven down, theoretically three to go, but you never know tomorrow,” he was quoted as saying by Lance.
“I have a contract until 2023 with an option to renew for another year, but I feel a lot of desire to one day return to São Paulo, put that shirt back on, it is the club that I love, to whom I owe a lot, I am always following them.
“Hard to say [when I will return]. It could be three, five years from now, or it could be a year from now. Football is very dynamic and it is difficult to set a date.”
If São Paulo are keen on bringing Moura back to the South American club anytime soon, they will need to spend big because Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not let the Brazilian leave easily, especially when he has a contract until 2024.