It is not that often that Jose Mourinho takes the time to go and see a player that he is interested in. He relies, mainly, on his scouts to do their job. It could be very significant, therefore, that he was in Hamburg to watch Brazil take on Denmark.
Lucas Moura is 19-years old and is second only to Neymar in Brazil. Unlike Neymar, he is ready to seek his fortune in the European game. His club, Sao Paulo, have not ruled out selling him, despite turning down an offer of £32 million from Chelsea this week, allegedly. The Real Madrid manager was in the stands to see Moura put on an assured and dynamic peformance for his country.
It might not matter what Chelsea offer Sao Paulo if Mourinho decides that he wants Moura at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid have just beaten Barcelona, who many claim to be the best team in the world, to the Spanish title. They finished nine points clear, scoring a record 121 goals and acheiving a record 100 points. They were very unlucky not to reach the final of the Champion’s league.
If you were a promising young footballer with a choice of Europe’s top clubs, where would you go? Hola!