Former Chelsea centre-half Alex has advised fellow Brazilian Lucas Moura to depart Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain for Premier League outfit Arsenal.
Attacking midfielder/winger Lucas has been at the Parc des Princes for 4 years now, though he has never managed to establish himself as a starter week-in week-out for the French powerhouse.
The 2016/17 campaign proved a productive one for the Brazilian international, as he racked up 19 goals and 6 assists across all competitions.
However, fans of the Paris-based club continued to ridicule Lucas despite his best efforts, while the arrivals of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at the club this summer have left the 25-year-old well down the attacking pecking order under Unai Emery.
He has managed just 2 appearances in the league so far this term, both of which have come from the bench, but has notched a goal during his limited minutes.
On the move?
Lucas was heavily linked with a departure from the French capital during the summer transfer window, with several Premier League sides touted as potential destinations for the talented South American.
Of these sides, Arsenal were said to hold the most concrete interest, with Lucas having even been suggested as a potential makeweight in a possible deal to send Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction.
‘A good option’
A move never materialised, though one of the Brazilian’s former PSG teammates has since advised his fellow countryman to push for a move to the Emirates in January:
‘I would like to see him at Arsenal.’
‘They play cleaner football, more technical.’
‘He had contacts, I believe. That would be a good option for him this winter.’