Lucas Paquetá draws the attention of English clubs after establishing himself in the national team and Lyon

Possible transfer values are close to R$ 400 million

Lucas Paquetá has been a standout player for Lyon in France and for the Brazilian national team. This drew the attention of some of England’s most renowned clubs. According to a recent story in the publication “The Chronicle,” the Brazilian offensive midfielder is being pursued by both Newcastle and Arsenal. According to the source, the first club will shortly make an offer of £58 million (about R$ 364 million) for the player’s pass.

Flamengo first revealed the 24-year-old in 2016, and he quickly drew the interest of European football, eventually being transferred to Milan in Italy in 2018. The estimated worth of the negotiations was roughly € 35 million (R$ 154 million). Lucas Paquetá, on the other hand, did not live up to expectations at the Rossoneri and was sold to Lyon in 2020 for €20 million (R$ 132 million).

Paquetá, who had been called up to the national team a few times by Tite at the time, was hotly debated by both his side’s supporters and Brazilians while in Milan. Everything changed after we arrived in Lyon. He established himself as the French team’s undisputed starter and earned a permanent berth in the five-time world champion squad. Because he is the team’s starter, he will almost certainly be included on the final list of those called up for this year’s World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar.

Paquetá’s name has lately been connected with a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, although a move to English football seems to be the most plausible at this time. He has not won any formal trophies for Lyon since his arrival, although he was named the best player of his position in the French Championship for the 2020-2021 season.

Lucas Paquetá’s career

Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima is a native of Ilha de Paquetá, which is situated in the interior of Rio de Janeiro and earned him his moniker. On August 27, 1997, he was born.

Check out the highlights of his career thus far below.

Clubes

  • Flamengo (2016 to 2018);
  • Milan, from Italy (2018 to 2020);
  • Lyon, France (since 2020).

Titles

  • Champion of the 2017 Carioca Championship with Flamengo;
  • 2019 Copa América Champion with the Brazilian national team.

Individual awards

  •    2018 Carioca Championship Selection (Carioca Federation);
  • Best midfielder of the 2018 Brasileirão (ESPN);
  • Best midfielder of the 2018 Brasileirão (TV Gazeta);
  • Best midfielder of the 2018 Brasileirão (CBF/Rede Globo);
  • Selection of the 2021 French Championship (French League).

Lucas Paquetá numbers

Look at the stats of the offensive midfielder for Lyon and Brazil, both for his club and for his country. On April 27, the data was gathered on the “oGol” website.

Lyon

Season Games Goals Assists
2020-2021 34 10 7
2021-2022 41 10 7

 

Seleção Brasileira

Season Games Goals Assists
Between 2018 and 2022 31 7 1

 

About Lyon

Lyon is a French football club based in the same-named city. They were founded in 1950 and play their games in Parc Olympique Lyonnais, a 59,000-seat stadium.

Paquetá isn’t the only Brazilian to make a name for himself in the club’s colours. Juninho Pernambucano is one of the biggest heroes in the history of the French team, having won the eighth national championship there between 2002 and 2008, as part of the most successful squad in the history of the “Gones,” as they are called in Portuguese.

Henrique, a former Vasco da Gama left defender, and Thiago Mendes, a former So Paulo midfielder, are the two Brazilians on the side managed by Dutch coach Peter Bosz.

Current season

Lyon are struggling in the 2021-2022 French Championship, which is just four rounds away from completion. The team is now in eighth position in the league and will not be competing in any European competition next season. PSG have already been crowned winner of the tournament.

Lyon was ousted from the Europa League in the quarter-finals by West Ham United of England, after drawing 1-1 away and losing 3-0 at home.

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