Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino must cash in on Lucas Moura before August 31

According to Spanish media outlet El Desmarque, Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura is a target for La Liga club Real Betis before the Spanish transfer window closes on August 31.

What’s the word, then?

Lucas Moura in action against AC Milan

Well, while the English window closed with Spurs being the only Premier League club not to sign a single player, other windows across other European leagues are still very much open meaning those clubs can still bid for Tottenham stars.

El Desmarque report that Betis are keen to bring Moura to Spain even though he only joined the north London outfit from Paris Saint-Germain in January in a £25m deal.

While the 26-year-old started in Mauricio Pochettino’s men’s opening day top flight win against Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend, he often found himself on the substitutes’ bench in the second-half of the 2017/18 campaign.

What should Pochettino do?

If Betis produce an offer that allows Tottenham, whose fans on Twitter are split on the potential August exit of another first-teamer, to recoup most of the money they paid for the Brazilian at the start of the year, then they should cash in.

The Argentine boss would have been expecting the pacy attacker to have made more of an impact than he has, and the fact that he only played 208 minutes of Premier League football last term proves that Pochettino didn’t feel Moura was showing enough in training or on the pitch.

While it can take time to adapt to a new league and country, if Spurs and Pochettino don’t feel that the 26-year-old is going to make the grade then there is no point persisting with him, and they should take advantage of any big-money offers in the next few days and weeks.