Arsenal are planning for a big money move for French side PSG’s highly rated midfielder Lucas Moura, as Arsene Wenger is desperate to bolster his injury hit midfield.
According to Buzz Sports, Arsenal could go for the 23-year-old Brazilian, who has surprisingly drifted in and out of the PSG squad this term after scoring three goals with 19 assists.
Di Maria has often been first choice for Laurent Blanc this season, and Moura looking at the current Arsenal team could feel he can successfully link up with Ozil and Sanchez to be one of the key players in Arsene Wenger’s title run.
As Francis Coquelin is still recovering from knee injury, Wenger’s options in the midfield are currently limited. He paired Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey together against Sunderland, with Ramsey returning from a hamstring injury. But Wenger needs more options because injury concern looms large throughout the campaign.
Lucas Moura has also been linked with a possible move to Manchester United earlier but PSG signed him for around £44m from Sao Paolo two years ago and has gone on to play 128 matches for the French side. He was really a hot property in the transfer market before he left his country, and was eventually linked with big money moves to top European clubs.
Now it could be the right time for the Brazilian to move on as he steps into the key years of his career demanding regular football each week.
The young speedy winger seems to be yet again on United radar as Louis van Gaal is desperate to add pace and creativity to his attacking force.
The Dutch manager has come under severe criticism from large portions of the Red Devils fans, with many increasingly disgruntled at the 64-year-old tactician’s blunt, boring style of football.
His men were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by West Ham on Saturday which signalled a fifth goalless draw in their last nine matches. United attempted as many as 23 shots at goal but managed to hit the target just once.
The latest draw sees them demoted to fourth position in the League table as the season reaches closer to the halfway mark, with van Gaal now looking to splash out more cash in January in an attempt to restore his troop’s title credentials.