Shining in the colors of Olympique Lyonnais, midfielder Lucas Paqueta has been the subject of an estimated 60 million euro offer from a Premier League club. But the Gones, in agreement with the Brazilian, rejected this XXL approach.
Lucas Paqueta was courted this winter.
Olympique Lyonnais finds itself in the heart of the news in the last straight line of this winter transfer window. In discussions with Newcastle, the Rhone club is currently negotiating the sale of midfielder Bruno Guimaraes for a check estimated at 40 million euros.
A probable departure which angers Lyon supporters, but the current 11th in Ligue 1 needs to sell to give himself financial air. And despite this situation, OL still resisted for Lucas Paqueta.
An offer of €60 million for Paqueta!
Indeed, thanks to his excellent performances in the colors of Les Gones, the Brazilian international is attracting a lot of interest in Europe. According to Canal + correspondent in Brazil Stephane Darmani, the former AC Milan player was the subject of a proposal, valued at 60 million euros, from a Top 5 team. of the Premier League. It is therefore Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United or West Ham.
In agreement with the young 24-year-old talent, OL made the decision to postpone this XXL approach. A decision based on the sporting aspect, with the essential role played by Paqueta within the team of Lyon coach Peter Bosz. In addition, in the future, Lyon will have no trouble finding such an important offer for the native of Rio de Janeiro, who has a huge popularity rating in Europe.
find a balance
Despite a delicate financial situation, Rhone President Jean-Michel Aulas therefore had the ability to resist on this issue. Enough to mitigate the disappointment of OL fans over the expected sale of Guimaraes? With a balance to be found between the sporting and economic aspect, Lyon obviously judged that the former element of Athletico Paranaense was expendable at such a price. Unlike Paqueta…
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