Lucas Moura was seen arriving in London Tuesday morning ahead of his £25million Tottenham Hotspur transfer.
The Brazil international arrived via Eurostar into St Pancras station with his wife Larissa Saad and a sizeable entourage.
It is believed Tottenham agreed a fee for the Paris Saint-Germain forward over the weekend but the deal was only finalised Monday night. The club had 36 hours to thrash out the finer details and file the relevant paperwork to make the transfer official, before Wednesday’s deadline.
The 25-year-old who joined PSG for £33.5m from Sao Paulo in 2013, has failed to start a single game for PSG this season and appeared off the bench just six times, even though he had 16 goals and seven assists in the last campaign. He is well down the pecking order under Unai Emery following the summer signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Moura has 36 caps and four goals for Brazil and won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012 and has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, having been linked with with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the past.
If all goes well and contracts are signed by Tuesday midday, Moura could be available for Tottenham’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United at Wembley Wednesday night, failing that Liverpool will be his first game.
Although Tottenham are restricted by budget constraints Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had said over the weekend that he wanted to make “quality signings” before Wednesday’s deadline.
“Of course we have some options.
“We are going in the last few days to see if we can add players that add good quality.
“If not then it won’t happen. But it’s about in the next few days to see if we have some possibilities with some players.”