Mourinho has demanded of the board a chance to bolster his side’s creativity and dynamism in the final third this season and Moura, at his best, provides exactly that in abundance: slippery, devastatingly quick, nimble in possession, incredibly skilful.
That said, the last year or so has seen Moura struggle to progress and regularly assert himself at the Parc des Princes, which is probably why Mourinho initially only wanted a loan deal.
But make no mistake: there is talent there. Scary levels of talent. And supporters can hardly complain if the club secures Moura’s signature for such a nominal fee and he goes on to ease the load on Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, who were all overworked during the December period.