Lucas Moura is 28 years old now and with the club in... well, let’s just call it a “transitory state” at the moment, he’s potentially open for a new path in his football career away from Tottenham Hotspur. According to Goal Brazil, that has meant that Lucas is attracting interest from a number of different sources and clubs, including some from outside of Europe.
The latest is that Lucas has been the subject of attention from two Saudi Arabian clubs, both rivals to each other — Al Nassr and Al Hilal. Al Hilal, winners of the Saudi Professional League last season, has apparently been tracking Lucas for a while now, are managed by former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim, and have a 35-year old Bafetimbi Gomis on their current squad.
Al Nassr might be of interest to Lucas due to their manager being a fellow Brazilian, Mano Menezes, who also once managed the Brazilian national team from 2010-2012. Al Nassr also have a couple other Brazilians on their roster in midfielders Petros and Talisca. Maicon (he of the infamous Gareth Bale “taxi”) was also at Al Nassr until this past January, but left after reportedly not receiving his paycheck for a few months. (Hmm, maybe Al Nassr isn’t such a good option after all.)
Neither of these are strong links, and a lot may depend on what Tottenham’s new manager (whoever that might be now) thinks about Lucas and how he might fit into his side. It seems that, if he does want to leave, there are at least a number of potential options for Lucas if he’s willing to have an adventure outside of European football.