Manchester United close to signing Lucas Moura
Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell are the only players to have arrived at Old Trafford this season, although it is clear that Manchester United are leading the chase to sign Lucas Moura to bolster the midfield department.
July 23rd, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he wants to sign the 19-year-old from Sao Paolo although the player is currently in Great Britain to feature for Brazil in the 2012 Olympics and his future won’t be decided in a hurry.
Agent Wagner Ribeiro claims that the focus is ensuring the Brazilian side claim a gold medal and told Gazeta Esportiva in response to reports a deal had been done: “This is just speculation from the English press.
“All the parties have to agree: the player, the buying club and the selling club.
“I guarantee 100 per cent that Lucas has not done a deal (with United). He is focused on the Olympics.”
Ferguson said earlier: “We have shown an interest, but until such time we get a deal agreed, we can’t say he’s our player.”
Speaking at a press conference in Shanghai, the Scot added: “We haven’t reached an agreement for the player. We have shown an interest, but until such time a we get a deal agreed, we can’t say he’s our player.”