Lyon strike €20m deal with AC Milan for Lucas Paqueta

RMC Sport and Gianluca di Marzio report that Ligue 1 side Lyon have struck a deal to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan.

The 23-year-old is expected to join for €20m plus a sell-on fee percentage clause and sign a 5-year contract worth €2.5m a year.

This deal, if completed, will be highly controversial at Lyon board level, as it demonstrates Sporting Director Juninho’s continued desire to ignore the recruitment cell & work of Bruno Cheyrou & “go Brazilian” à la Jean Lucas, Thiago Mendes, Camilo & Bruno Guimarães.

3 separate agents of French talents who are on the market in the next week & have all been in contact with Lyon’s recruitment cell, contacted by Get French Football News, are all bemoaning Juninho’s “made in Brazil recruitment” strategy.

Last week, OL had a loan with €18m option to buy offer for Paqueta rejected.

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