Two of the most in-demand players in the transfer market this summer are Brazilians starlets Lucas Moura and Oscar.
Both players have been linked with the biggest clubs in Europe and are expected to move on this summer.
The youngsters are attacking midfielders with the flair for opening up defences and their type of player is dying out in European football.
The type of player that can produce a bit of skill to defeat their opponent and create chances for his teammates are very rare in the European game.
Oscar and Lucas Moura have skill in abundance and are seen as the future of the Brazilian national side. The Brazilians are currently in their lowest ever position in FIFA’s rankings, ranked at 11th in the world due to the lack of competitive action in the last 12 months.
Along with the likes of Ganso and Neymar these young players are surely the players that are going to put the Samba back into the Selecao’s play in the next few years.
Brazil have never won a gold medal at the Olympics but this summer Oscar and Lucas Moura will line-up for the Brazilian men’s team hoping to take home a medal. Should either impress at London 2012 then their value and bargaining power could go through the roof.
According to numerous news outlets, including Sky Sports Internacional midfielder Oscar is close to completing a £25million move to the Premier League and Chelsea. However, should he impress at the games then other clubs may also be interested in acquiring his services.
There has been speculation about Lucas Moura’s future since he first burst onto the football scene with Sao Paulo. The 19 year-old has impressed at various levels of youth football and is now one of the most in-demand players in world football.
The clubs who are interested in the youngster reads like a whose who of European football. The likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Internazionale have all shown an interest in acquiring the youngsters signature.
He is definitely destined for the top of the game, but I think his next move will be imperative if he is to make the most of his potential.
A number of players from foreign countries find it hard to settle in the English Premier League. Not just the style of play in the league, but also the culture class that they encounter off the pitch. Not many Brazilians have been successful in the English top flight.
The league and the culture of football just doesn’t seem to suit Latin players temperaments. South American players, and in particular Brazilian players have flourished in La Liga and Serie A though. Should either youngster move to England then they will be in for a big culture shock.
Hopefully Oscar and Moura can showcase their fantastic talent on the Olympic stage and show why they are wanted so badly by top Europe clubs. Either player would be a good signing for any club, despite temperament doubts I still think that Premier League clubs should take a gamble on the pair.
The Premier League is not the most technically gifted league in the world and we need the talent of players like Lucas Moura and Oscar in it. Should they overcome the initial culture shock of England then I’m sure their talent would shine through.
The talented duo has only ever played their football in Brazil and should they move wherever they go they will need time to settle. Whatever league they end up in, it will be tougher for them to get space and play the game how they play it in their homeland.
Oscar and Lucas are only young. I believe they should stay in their homeland for a few more years. If they move to Europe they could be sitting on the bench at a big European club for the next couple of years.
That won’t help them develop as players. It will just harm their development and they may not fulfil their potential at the top level of the game. Will Lucas Moura and Oscar move on this summer?, probably. Is it the best thing for them?, probably not.
Will Lucas Moura and Oscar move on this summer?