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Real Betis want to break Denilson’s transfer record by signing another maverick winger

Real Betis want to sign PSG's Lucas Moura in a deal that would eclipse the transfer fee paid for Brazilian winger Denilson

Are you Brazilian?

Are you a winger who shows occasional flashes of genius accompanied by long spells of frustrating lack of end product.

Do you want to break a club record? Then you sound perfect for Real Betis.


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One in five rainbow flicks come off

Back in 1998 Betis made Denilson the most expensive player in world football.

Betis paid £21.5million to Sao Paulo for the winger, eclipsing the amount Inter Milan paid Barcelona for Ronaldo a year earlier.

He was a fringe player during Betis’ Copa del Rey win in 2005 but that was about as good as it got.

However Betis haven’t been put off. The club are making a bid for wantaway PSG winger Lucas Moura, according to Estadio Deportivo.

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Doing his best sunflower impression

Betis want to tie up a deal for an initial €18mil plus €12m in variables, which would make him their club-record signing.

He scored 12 goals in 29 starts last season, as well as providing five assists.

But Moura hasn’t started a league game for PSG this campaign with Unai Emery preferring Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe up top.

Sounds perfect for Betis.


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