By John Wenham

25th Nov, 2022 | 9:30am

Expert sets record straight on Lucas Moura's Tottenham future - 'I don't think people realise...'

Lucas Moura can have his Tottenham contract extended by a further year without the club seeking his permission to do so.

That is according to Spurs expert John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Speaking to Flow Sport Club (17 November), the Brazilian winger said his future will be decided at the end of the season.

Lucas, 30, has just over seven months remaining on his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, however, he revealed a renewal offer from Spurs is yet to arrive.

When asked what he made of Moura’s recent comments, Wenham told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild, “He’s keeping his options open.

“That, for me, is absolutely fair enough. He has got a lot of media things going on down in Brazil, Spurs fans will know there is a podcast over there that he is very friendly with.

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“I have no issues with this whatsoever. His contract expires this summer so from January he can sign a pre-contract deal but Tottenham do have the option to extend it by a further year if they choose to do so.

“That doesn’t require Lucas’ permission and I don’t think people realise that. So there are plenty of options on the table right now.

“Personally, I am always happy to have him around the squad and I feel he is still an option off the bench or someone who can even start games if we are missing Kulusevski or Richarlison.

“He has done fantastic things for Tottenham and I like him as a person as well.

If he does go, fair enough and thank you, he is a cult hero for the amazing things he has done for the club.”

In other news, an expert has issued a ‘big’ Tottenham injury claim after Cristian Romero development.