La Liga club express surprise interest in Tottenham winger

Matt Stead

Tottenham winger Lucas Moura is the subject of surprise interest from La Liga club Real Betis.

Moura joined Tottenham in January but initially struggled to make an impact in the first team.

The 26-year-old featured just six times in the Premier League before the end of the season, but has enjoyed a full summer training under Mauricio Pochettino with his new teammates.

He started Tottenham’s opening fixture against Newcastle on Saturday and played over an hour in the 2-1 win, but Real Betis are eager to bring him to Spain.

La Liga clubs can still sign players until the end of August, while the window for Premier League clubs to purchase players closed last week.

Real Betis sports vice-president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer has declared an interest in Moura.

“They are two great footballers and if we have possibilities we would like to have them,” he said.

“But we have to be realistic and know what we can do. We try to distribute the economic potential well in order to try to reinforce and improve the squad. We have replaced players that last year performed very well and we think we have improved.”


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