FC Nantes have completed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Evangelista this evening for €5m.
The 23-year-old – who primarily operates as an attacking midfielder, has signed a 5-year contract at the Stade de la Beaujoire.
Evangelista joined Udinese in 2014 for €4m, but only made 10 first-team appearances in his time Italy- playing in separate loan spells in the last two seasons for Panathinaikos and Estoril respectively.
In his most recent loan period at Portuguese side Estoril, Evangelista enjoyed more consistent playing time, impressing in the 34 games that saw him contribute with 4 goals and the same number of assists for the team.
Evangelista becomes Nantes’ third summer signing, following the arrivals of Rene Krhin and Fabio.