Spurs forward Lucas Moura has stated that he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season.
Moura has been at Tottenham for five years, making 213 appearances across all competitions. During that time, he has contributed 38 goals and 27 assists, but he has not really featured much this season to his injury and Antonio Conte’s decision to keep him as a bit-part player.
The Brazilian has 18 months left on his contract, but if his position at the club remains the same, he will be considering a move. Spurs are unlikely to sell him in January due to a busy period of fixtures following the World Cup, but they are willing to sell him in the summer.
While speaking to Sport Flow Club, the 30-year-old said:
“My plan, to be honest, I want to play football and I want to be in a club that allows me to play at a high level, play in a good league, play at a good level. That’s my plan. I still have a lot of firewood to burn, I’m 30 years old, so I’m very young
“So my thought is to finish this season with Tottenham, try to win a title this season and, free of contract, sit down with my family and listen to the offers that will appear. That’s when you analyse everything: country, club, financial side. It’s analysing everything, and then make the best decision. That’s my thought. But now I’m very calm there.”
Although he has time left on his contract, the subject of a contract extension will soon come into the conversation, especially since Spurs are in the same boat with Harry Kane.
Nonetheless, the former PSG star has hinted that if the parties cannot agree on new terms, he may leave for nothing in 2024. He added:
“If Tottenham want to renew, cool too, a club I like a lot, I’m adapted. Let’s see, let’s hear the renewal proposal. If they don’t want to, I’ll leave for free, and being free, of course, more proposals appear. So it’s a matter of analysing and seeing what we decide.”
His decision will be influenced by whether the Spurs can guarantee him more playing time after he has barely appeared this season. The arrivals of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison have significantly reduced his playing time, and he has now fallen far down Conte’s pecking order.