Lucas Moura’s agent Wagner Ribeiro (agent for both Lucas and Neymar, amongst others) explained to yesterday why his client didn’t choose to go to Inter last summer.

“The problem is that nobody wants to invest in Italy. Italians have lost credibility after the scandals of 2006 and the recent betting. All the money is in England, Spain, Germany or PSG – said Wagner Ribeiro. “I received a proposal from Inter last summer for Lucas, worth 25 million euro, payable in several installments. During the same period, Manchester United had proposed € 36 million, then PSG came with 45 million euro, “said Ribeiro.