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Chris Waddle tells us what he expects of Lucas Moura at Tottenham


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All of the Premier League's Top 6 have made their moves in the transfer window to bring in key targets or mitigate the loss of important players.

For Tottenham, their arrival is Brazilian winger Lucas Moura who arrives from Paris Saint-Germain where he had become an increasingly peripheral figure as the Ligue 1 club strengthened with attacking talent in the summer. 

For ex-England and Tottenham winger Chris Waddle, Moura could add another dimension to Spurs' attacks as he told Kevin Kilbane on tonight's show prior to the club's match with Manchester United. 

"I think they're looking at somebody around that €20-25-30 million. You know Riyad Mahrez is going to be a minimum €50-60 million. I don't think Tottenham's in that league yet and I think they will be when they get running in their stadium and start generating a lot more money. Obviously they've got NFL games which will help them again so they've got a great plan ahead of them but at the minute if they want to make sure they're Top Four this year, Lucas Moura could be a massive success," said the former Marseille winger. 

"You can play him tucked in slightly but when I've seen him play, his best sort of form with Paris and when he's played for Brazil, he's a winger type player.

"He likes to get out on the flanks, he likes to get at the full back and he can get round the back of players and teams. 

"The movement at the top has been great and they've relied on the full backs over the last few years - Kyle Walker in particular, Danny Rose on the left. Now they've got Trippier going forward and obviously they've still got Danny Rose fit now, so they're relying heavily on full backs and sometimes the full backs, yes it's all good football, but this guy (Moura) can actually pick the ball up and actually go past players." 

Waddle added that Moura needs to hit the ground running but if he does that it will benefit Harry Kane in regards to the supply line he can provide from the right flank.

"He can be a great asset to Tottenham Hotspur," he said. 

Chris Waddle. PA Images


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