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Lucas signs contract extension with Tottenham through 2024

17:46 SAST 2019/08/09
Lucas Moura Tottenham 2019-20
Spurs have tied down the forward, who was their Champions League hero against Ajax last season, to a new deal

Lucas Moura has extended his Tottenham contract through to 2024, the Premier League club have announced.

The Brazilian attacker inked a 12-month extension to his existing deal on the eve of the club's Premier League season opener at home to Aston Villa.

Lucas joined Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018 and the London outfit have seen fit to reward him with fresh terms following his starring role in the run to last season's Champions League final.

An exceptional second-half hat-trick inspired a remarkable second-leg comeback against Ajax in the semi-finals as the 26-year-old finished an impressive European campaign with five goals from 12 appearances.

Lucas delivered a strong 2018-19 campaign, as he also added 10 Premier League goals to help Spurs to a fourth-place finish and a spot in this season's Champions League. 

Overall, the Brazilian has made 60 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham since joining the club, scoring 16 goals.

"I am so happy here. I feel very comfortable here. Everyone is amazing, the fans, the club and I am so thankful for everything that the club gave me," Lucas told Tottenham's official website. 

"Now I just need to give my best like I do always and show everyone that I love to play football and I want to bring a lot more for this club.

"My objective is always to be better and make the fans happy. To play football you need to feel comfortable, you need to be free, to have nice team-mates and I have this here. I feel really like a family here.

"My team-mates are fantastic since my first day here. I hope to stay here a long time."

Lucas also spoke about the upcoming season, which will bring big expectations for Spurs after the summer additions of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon.

"For this season I feel good things," the Brazilian said. "I feel we are better now, we are stronger. I think we can get a trophy, we have the quality for this.

"I am really excited to play because I feel that we will be happy this season."