PSG seal Brazil starlet Lucas Moura
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Paris Saint-Germain announced on Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with Sao Paulo to sign Brazilian international midfielder Lucas Moura in January.

The French capital giants had insisted that their summer spending was over after the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi, but sporting director Leonardo has struck a deal that will see the midfielder, who turns 20 this month, move to the Parc des Princes on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

By signing a young talent of the quality of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva, Paris Saint-Germain is already preparing the future.
PSG statement

PSG have beaten off competition for the player from the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid. "Paris Saint-Germain and Sao Paulo FC have reached today an agreement for the definitive transfer of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva," read a statement on the club's website.

"By signing a young talent of the quality of Lucas Rodriguez Moura Da Silva, Paris Saint-Germain is already preparing the future."

PSG have been by far the biggest spenders in Europe this summer, but it appears that they have sealed the deal for Moura despite Sao Paulo receiving bigger offers from elsewhere.

The player is currently with the Brazil squad preparing for Saturday's Olympic final against Mexico at Wembley.