Brazil have recalled Tottenham’s Lucas Moura to their squad for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
Lucas Moura last played for Brazil two years ago. He has only made three appearances for the South American nation in five years, coming off the bench for all of those outings.
As reported by Goal, Moura, 26, has been called up to replace Gremio forward Everton, with the player withdrawing from the squad due to a thigh strain.
“He is a player we have monitored since his time with PSG,” said technical coordinator Edu Gaspar.
“We want to take advantage of this cycle by observing [new players]. We spoke to Tottenham this morning and they understood the importance of this call-up for both the player and the Brazilian national team.”