Lucas Moura bids farewell to Tottenham: My heart remains here forever

    Lucas Moura will leave Tottenham at the end of the season.

    The Brazilian striker has struggled with fitness and hasn’t scored a single goal in his 17 appearances this campaign.

    Moura missed most of the first half of the campaign with a tendon injury and since his return from the World Cup he has been involved in several difficult moments for Spurs, being sent off in a 1-1 draw with Everton. Last month, Liverpool scored the winning goal in stoppage time.

    Perhaps his best moment in the Spurs jersey was when he scored a hat-trick in 2019 at Ajax that took Tottenham Hotspur to the first Champions League final in the most dramatic way.

    The Spurs have confirmed this deadline will be Moura’s last and he will get a chance to say goodbye to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium loyalists in Saturday’s home game against Brentford.

    “Wherever I am, my heart will always be here. You are my club,” Moura wrote on Tottenham’s official Twitter feed.

    “It was my greatest honor to defend this badge. Every shot, every tackle, every jump, every goal.

    “From the highest peaks to the lowest falls, from beginning to end, you sang my name. This was my dream.

    “This will always be my home. Some nights we’ll never forget, writing history together. I will always love you wherever I go. We will meet again.”

    Moura has scored 38 goals in 219 games since joining Tottenham Hotspur in the 2018 winter transfer window.

    “We would like to thank Lucas for his great service to our club and wish him all the best for the future,” the club said in a statement.

    “At the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign, we will provide additional information on our broader roster of released and saved players.”

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