Date: 9th August 2012 at 2:43pm
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The agent of Moura has revealed that Manchester were in the driving seat to sign his client until, PSG’s Sporting Director and Brazilian legend Leonardo interceded.

was keen to bring Moura to and publicly declared so but last night confirmed they had secured his signature on a 4 year deal.

Speaking on the transfer last night, which reportedly cost a total of €100m, claimed that he was amazed at the money involved in the deal to take the Olympian to Paris.

But Wagner Ribeiro has told UOL that had it not been for the intervention of Leonardo moura would have become a Manchester player:

“Everything was agreed between São Paulo and Manchester United.

“The contract had been written and just needed to be signed. But then Leonardo [ Sporting Director] called me and asked to talk to Lucas.

“They talked. Leonardo was helped by the fact he is Brazilian. He was very gentle with Lucas.

“The possibility of living in Paris – a much more pleasant city than Manchester – also influenced his decision. But it was PSG’s project that impressed Lucas.”