Emerson: Juventus should sign Sao Paulo's Lucas Moura ahead of Santos' Neymar

Ex-Juve midfielder Emerson has urged his old club to sign Sao Paulo's Lucas Moura and forget about Neymar
Former Juventus player Emerson has stated that Lucas Moura of Sao Paulo would be a better signing for the club than Brazilian sensation Neymar.

Santos striker Neymar has gained rave reviews for his performances domestically and for the Selecao, and the 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been targeted by the Turin giants, with the likes of Chelsea also linked with the starlet.

However, Emerson feels that while the attacker is an excellent player, Juve could be better served by opting for Lucas.

He told Tuttosport: "Neymar's a phenomenon, but I'm not sure that he is suitable for Italy. I would see him better in Spain."

When asked for an alternative, he added: "Lucas Moura, from San Paulo. [He is] a second striker or attacking midfielder: he is already very suitable for Italian football."

The diminutive 18-year-old has been a key player in Brazil under 20's set-up, and has made one appearance for the full international team.

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