Champions League: Lucas Moura repays Mauricio Pochettino’s faith to fire Tottenham Hotspur into the 1st final

There are advanced-level talks at the Manchester United Head Quarters. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants to bring a talented right winger from Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Chief Executive David Gill and his staff start the process.

First bid – £24 million. Rejected.
Second bid – £30m. Rejected.
Third bid – £35m. Rejected.

Ferguson and Gill finally decide to end their quest to fill the gaping hole left by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Very soon, sports pages get their headline for summer.

Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain break transfer record to sign Brazilian Lucas Moura, it read. £45m, according to the various sources, the price the club paid for the then 20-year-old winger.

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