Brazillian Lucas Moura will soon be heading to Manchester United after the Red Devils agreed to pay £26m for him.
Rumours are that manager Alex Ferguson’s negotiating team doubled their valuation during discussions with Lucas’s current club, Sao Paulo.
The 19-year-old has reportedly been an Old Trafford target for months and with him due to showcase his skills at the Olympics, United were keen to seal any deal as soon as possible.
Due to being Brazilian, Lucas may need a permit to live and work in England, but the amount of money involved in bringing him here would probably put the attacking midfielder in the ‘special talent’ category.
Lucas made his debut with the São Paulo first-team in 2010, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists in 25 appearances.
In 2011, Lucas scored nine times and provided four assists in 28 matches in the Campeonato Brasileiro and racked up 13 goals and eight assists in all competitions.
He made his senior international debut for Brazil in friendly against Scotland in March 2011 and scored his first goal against Argentina in September of that year.
This year, Lucas was called up for two friendlies against Netherlands and Romania. On 28 September 2011.