Cape Town - Barcelona reportedly made a last-minute
attempt to sign Brazilian forward Lucas Moura from Tottenham ahead of
the European transfer deadline.
The European transfer window slammed shut on September 2, with
Premier League clubs breathing a huge sigh of relief after their window
closed almost four weeks earlier.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been particularly vocal over his
dislike of the early closure, with a number of his group unsettled while
the prospect of a move to Europe was still a possibility.
One name he won't have necessarily been worried about was Moura - but
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona made a
last-minute effort to bring him to the Nou Camp.
After failing to land Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, Moura was understood to be their plan B.
However, the report adds that the Catalan giants would not meet Tottenham's asking price of £45m for the Brazilian.
The 27-year-old has a goal and assist to his name already this term,
while he contributed 15 goals in all competitions last campaign.
- TeamTalk Media