Brazilian winger Lucas Moura could have joined Inter Milan for 25 million euros, according to his agent.
Moura eventually agreed a reported 44.5 million euro-transfer to Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, which will go through in January 2013, ending a drawn-out saga involving Inter, PSG and Manchester United.
However, the Sao Paulo player’s representative has revealed the 20-year-old could have sealed a move to Milan, before a move to England was also agreed as PSG’s interest began to materialise.
“If Lucas had forced Sao Paulo’s hand, then he would’ve been sold to Inter for 25 million euros several weeks ago,” his representative Wagner Ribeiro told Bom Dia.
“After he said no to Inter, Sao Paulo had agreed a deal with Manchester United for 36 million euros. However, then Leonardo’s proposal from PSG arrived.”
Moura featured and scored in Sao Paulo’s 3-0 win over Ponte Preta in the Brazil Serie A on Saturday.