Danny Mills has claimed that the “jury is still out” on Tottenham Hotspur wide man Lucas Moura.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the Brazilian has shown flashes of his potential in North London, but has not produced his best work often enough to be considered a resounding success.
Moura joined Spurs on deadline day in the January transfer window for £25million two years ago.
He has made 90 appearances for the club since, scoring 22 goals – including a notable hat-trick against Ajax last season to take the club to a Champions League final meeting with Liverpool.
But Mills is of the opinion that he still has more to give, especially now that he is a fully-established member of the squad in the capital.
“Moura’s been there a while now,” he told Football Insider.
“Has he been good enough on a consistent level on that right hand side? Is he good enough full stop? I don’t know, the jury is still out on that one.
“I know he’s had some fantastic performances, but they’ve been quite few and far between.”
Moura looks set to face increased competition for his place in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI now that Spurs have confirmed the signing of Dutch international winger Steven Berwijn on a deal that is set to run until 2025.
So far this season, the South American has registered six goals and two assists in 30 appearances for Tottenham in all competition, four of those strikes coming in his 22 Premier League outings.
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