By Tanel Tursk
While Neymar has gotten most of the hype, Lucas has been largely off the picture despite seemingly having as much potential to succeed in the big game. Sao Paulo's young attacking midfielder has broken onto the big scene parallel to Neymar (6 months older than Lucas) whose extravagant public personality has helped to make him a superstar in Brazil as well as rest of the world even before he stepped his foot in Europe or played in a World Cup.
A player of his talent hasn't obviously gone unnoticed as far as the European big clubs are concerned but the interest in him isn't as hot as it is in Neymar. The teams who seem to have very serious interest are Inter and Chelsea as well as Liverpool. He has already established himself in the Brazilian senior team, taking part in the Copa America in summer, although only as a substitute.
There have been rumors and words from his representatives that there have been some bids rejected by Sao Paulo, but I would take them with a pinch of salt. The asking price of his currently stands at around 30 million euros, however, according to the media, Sao Paulo, who failed to qualify for the Copa Libertadores 2012, would be willing to accept less... continued at Analysis of Lucas Moura