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PSG land Lucas from São Paulo

Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 20.09CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC have won the race to sign Brazilian international Lucas Moura from São Paulo FC, although the midfielder will not join the Ligue 1 club until January.
PSG land Lucas from São Paulo
Lucas Moura could feature in Saturday's Olympic final against Mexico ©AFP
Published: Wednesday 8 August 2012, 20.09CET

PSG land Lucas from São Paulo

Paris Saint-Germain FC have won the race to sign Brazilian international Lucas Moura from São Paulo FC, although the midfielder will not join the Ligue 1 club until January.

Paris Saint-Germain FC have "reached an agreement" with São Paulo FC for the transfer of their coveted Brazilian international midfielder Lucas Moura.

The Ligue 1 outfit – who so far this summer have signed Ezequiel Lavezzi, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimović – released a statement saying the player will join the club in January on a contract running until July 2017. No details of the fee have been disclosed for Lucas, who turns 20 on Monday.

Lucas, part of the Brazil Under-23 squad that has reached the final of the Olympic football tournament, has scored 14 times in 58 league appearances for São Paulo following his debut in August 2010. His solitary goal in 15 international outings came in a friendly against Argentina 11 months ago.

PSG, who will participate in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, begin their domestic campaign at home to FC Lorient on Saturday.

Last updated: 09/08/12 13.11CET

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