Like any number of fringe stars, Lucas Moura has never reached a consistent level of performance with Spurs. While Moura splits opinions no one doubts the heights and joy he brought us all in Amsterdam. Now with Tottenham Hotspur coming up on a summer of transition, rumors are growing that Lucas Moura’s time with the Lilywhites may be nearing an end.
Fans, Moura will always have Amsterdam
No matter what happens with Lucas Moura for the rest of his career he has etched his name in Tottenham and frankly Champions League lore with his unbelievable evening against Ajax. The last-second goal and the utter bliss it brought is a moment that will cause all teams to hold out hope until the end.
Of course, that goal only mattered because Moura had scraped and clawed him and Tottenham back into the match with two goals prior to the incredible ending. For those goals and that moment of utter exhilaration, Lucas Moura will always be a Tottenham Hotspur.
Moura has had moments and games for Tottenham
That hattrick against Ajax stands out in fans’ minds as likely does the brace the Brazilian notched against Manchester United back in August 2018. Add in a hattrick against Huddersfield back in April 2019, and those are all of the matches where Moura has scored more than 1 goal for Tottenham.
Of course, no one expected Lucas Moura to rack up a dozen hattricks with Tottenham but the limited number of those special games highlights what is frustrating about Moura.
Lucas Moura gets lots of chances with Spurs
Lucas Moura joined Tottenham Hotspur in January 2018 and has gone on to play 157 matches for the club in three-and-a-half seasons at N17. At an average of 45 appearances per season, the Brazilian attacker has gotten a lot of opportunities to play.
Despite the consistent opportunities, what Moura has never had is consistent production. Moura will have a couple of goals and assists over a stretch of a few games and then not have any contribution again for a month. It is this hot and cold play that really aggravates fans.
Even with the down periods, Moura had nine goals and eight assists in all competitions for Tottenham. This goal contribution every 150 minutes and the outstanding pace the winger still possesses are all something that makes him a potential target for others and at 28, now may be the best time for Tottenham to sell.