Lucas Moura has been the name on the lips of a host of European clubs for many years.
In fact, you’ll have to go back quite some time to remember when the pacy Brazilian wasn’t a regular feature in every transfer window.
Tottenham finally ended the saga by clinching an exciting £25m deal for Lucas on Deadline Day from PSG.
But Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino clearly isn’t as pumped up about his new recruit as the rest of us.
PSG’s eye-watering spending last summer, when they brought in both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, saw Lucas slip further and further down the pecking order.
When you consider Julian Draxler, Angel di Maria and Javier Pastore are all vying for places too you can see why he’d only made five appearances this season.
And Pochettino believes his lack of activity means there shouldn’t be too much fuss about his arrival.
Asked if the club was excited by their new signing, the Argentine said: “No, no. Exciting? No. We signed a player that is not playing at PSG.
“We signed a player who has not competed for six or seven months.
“Of course he’s an exciting name for our fans. He came from PSG, a big club. But it’s different to signing Neymar, Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Remind us never to invite Poch to the pub with us…
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