By Richard Parks
Tottenham pair Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier have taken new recruit Lucas Moura under their wings as they help him to settle at the club, according to a report.
Football London claim that midfielder Sissoko and right-back Aurier are helping the Brazilian to integrate into his new surroundings at White Hart Lane.
It is said that the new friendship circle between former Paris Saint-Germain pair Aurier and Moura, and France international Sissoko, was in evidence at the start of Tottenham’s training session in Turin on Monday evening ahead of the team’s Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday night.
Moura is yet to make his Tottenham debut after signing from PSG for £26million at the end of the January transfer window.
Sissoko and Aurier have been on the Spurs fringes of late, with neither player starting the marquee recent Premier League fixtures against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
In a clear sign of the pecking order at Tottenham for the key matches, both players were unused substitutes for the 1-0 win over Arsenal and the 2-2 draw at Liverpool, while Sissoko was a late substitute in the 2-0 win over Man United.
By contrast, the duo both started the FA Cup fourth-round replay win over League Two minnows Newport County last week.
In other Tottenham news, Daniel Levy has jetted off on a transatlantic mission to seal a sensational £20million-a-year Spurs deal.