Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura has extended his contract with French champions Paris Saint-Germain by a further two seasons, with his new deal running to 2019.Moura was one of the club’s key performers in the early stages of the season but struggled in the second half of the campaign due to a groin injury. Nevertheless Lucas and PSG went on to pick up four trophies this year.
According to the club’s statement, Moura, 22, inked the deal that would keep with the French highest football division Ligue 1 champions until 2019. Paris Saint-Germain signed Lucas from Brazilian club Sao Paulo in January 2013 for €40 million. He has since helped PSG to three consecutive league titles and scored eight goals in 46 appearances this season as Laurent Blanc’s men sealed an unprecedented domestic treble.
“I am very happy,” Lucas told PSG’s official website. “I’m proud to play here and I hope to continue to make progress to help the team to continue to win titles. This is my dream! I hope we will continue to win and that next season we will win the Champions League. It’s a big goal,” said the Brazilian whose side won the league title, the French Cup and the League Cup this season.
“This season was amazing. This is the first time a team wins the quadruple in France. We have achieved something extraordinary, and I’ll never forget it. I am very proud to play for Paris Saint-Germain,” said Lucas.
Lucas has played 114 matches for the capital club, including 22 in the UEFA Champions League. At just 22 years of age, he has already won eight trophies with the club. Next season, the Brazilian will once again be one of the young talents that the club is counting on to Dream Bigger. The Brazil international has previously been linked with Premier League clubs Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. However the signing has swept away all of the speculations.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, who brought Lucas to Paris as part of an ambitious drive from the Qatari owners, also expressed his pride in having a player such as Lucas at the club. “I want to see this player of such enormous potential in our colors on the football pitches of France and Europe,” said Al-Khelaifi. “Young players are very important for our project. Lucas has become a crowd favorite thanks to his talent and also his personality,” he added.