Lucas Moura: Why Brazilian Star Is Worth High Price Tag

Alex FieldCorrespondent IIJuly 19, 2012

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United expresses himself during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2012 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Despite the fact that their most recent offer was rejected, Manchester United would be foolish to halt their chase of Brazilian star Lucas Moura.

After Sao Paulo refused a £30 million bid for Moura, Sir Alex Ferguson was left pondering what exactly it would take to acquire the 19-year-old.

He is entitled to 20 percent of any fee, and by waiting Sao Paulo could raise the price by at least £4 million in a deal for the talented midfielder.

According to the Daily Mail, Moura’s cut would rise to 30 percent after August 1, which would leave Man U spending around £4 million more.

That should not scare away the club however from pursuing him, as Moura would be a godsend for Manchester United and would bolster an already talented team.

After a second place finish last season, the Red Devils would be wise to make a move to add such a talented youngster, while teaming him with Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez.

With Manchester City steadily improving, United should make a big splash and ante up when it comes to Moura.

With the amount of tremendous upside, as well as his extremely young age, Moura is worth the risk, even if they must promise boatloads of money to obtain him.

He is yet to hit his peak as a player, but he boasts the speed and ball skills that would be common in most veterans. As a 19-year-old, he has already appeared in 15 matches with Brazil’s national team, showing he has the maturity and poise to thrive in the most competitive leagues.

With Moura and the amount of talent already littering the Red Devils roster, United would definitely be in play to return to the top of the Premier League.

In him, the Red Devils would be acquiring a young player with a supreme amount of potential. If he can harbor that promise and continue to grow and develop, the transfer fee would be the least of Man U’s worries moving forward.

Moura is going to be a superstar, regardless of where he goes. United fans should hope Sir Alex Ferguson finds a way to get this deal done.