Player Focus: Lucas Moura | Goals, Skills, Assists | Paris Saint-Germain | 2013/2014
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Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva (born 13 August 1992), known as Lucas or Lucas Moura, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a right winger for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national football team.
During the summer of 2012, both Manchester United and Internazionale were reported to be interested in signing Lucas. On 8 August 2012, Paris Saint-Germain won the battle and announced the player would be moving to the club in January 2013. He would be the club’s most expensive signing. The transfer fee was reported to be in the region of €45m (£44.3). It was announced that Lucas would wear the No. 29 shirt for the remainder of the season.
On 11 January 2013 Moura made his debut against AC Ajaccio, in a match that ended as a 0–0 draw. He also played in the Champions League away victory over Valencia on 12 February, assisting a goal in the process. On 13 September 2013, Moura scored his first goal for PSG in a 2−0 league victory over Bordeaux.
For the 2014-15 season, following Jérémy Ménez’s transfer to A.C. Milan, Lucas was handed the No. 7 shirt – the same number he wore while playing for São Paulo. Moura made his season debut for PSG in their 2−0 Trophée des Championsvictory over Coupe de France winners EA Guingamp on 2 August 2014 at the Workers Stadium in Beijing.
He scored his first goal of the 2014–15 Ligue 1 campaign on 16 August, volleying in a Gregory van der Wiel cross as PSG defeated Bastia 2−0. On 5 October, Moura scored the opening goal in a match that finished 1−1 against title rivals Monaco. With his 4 goals in PSG’s 3−0 victory over Bordeaux on 25 October, Moura equalled his league tally from the previous season.
Lucas made his senior international debut for Brazil in friendly match against Scotland on 27 March 2011. On 28 September 2011, Lucas scored his first senior international goal for Brazil against Argentina.
Playing Position ~ RW, AM, LW
Preferred Foot ~ Right
Strength ~ Speed, Agility, Dribbling
Weakness ~ Strength, Defense, Finishing
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