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31st Jan 2018

Rivals fans are all saying the same thing about Tottenham’s new signing

There are similarities

Reuben Pinder

They are confident Spurs have made a mistake.

Tottenham confirmed the signing of Lucas Moura from Paris-Saint Germain this evening in style.

Another creative announcement video went down a storm, but many rival fans don’t think the Brazilian will live up to the hype at Spurs. They seem certain that Spurs have signed the ‘Brazilian Theo Walcott’, and that’s not meant as a compliment.

Both are fast wide players who predominantly play on the right wing and chip in with a few goals, but the main criticism aimed at Walcott is his lack of end product. Now 18, many don’t think Walcott has ever learned to execute the final pass in an attacking move consistently enough and think Spurs will encounter similar problems with Lucas.

Some even decided to use Lucas’ hairline as a stick to beat him with.

You get the idea. In fairness, there are similarities. Walcott scored 18 goals last season, only one fewer than Lucas, and both have been in and out of the starting line ups at Arsenal and PSG respectively before their moves this season to Everton and Spurs.

However, Lucas is three years Walcott’s junior and learning from Mauricio Pochettino, he could improve on that end product which is so often criticised.

Regardless, the one thing everyone can agree on is that he’s definitely better than Moussa Sissoko.