While OL have formalized the arrival of Lucas Paqueta pending that of Facundo Pellistri, the leaders took stock of the possible departures.
“Very happy», Jean-Michel Aulas and Juninho presented Lucas Paqueta as a new player in theOL, Wednesday afternoon. The Brazilian attacking midfielder (23), who has failed to win over AC Milan in a year and a half (44 appearances, 1 goal), was signed for € 20million by Les Gones. For the president of the Rhone club, “it was important to hit a big blow“ with this “significant transfer“, than “few clubs in France are likely to do“.
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Paqueta, a real 10
The sporting director, he said a little more about the profile of his compatriot. “I saw Lucas start his career, I immediately knew he had the profile for OL. He is a left-handed midfielder, technical, versatile, he knows how to use his physique, he can play in several positions even if his preference is to play behind the striker in 10. We did not have a profile like him. I am very happy“, Launches” Juni “, as reported by RMC. Leonardo has long tried to lure the former Flamengo prodigy to PSG.
In the process, the two leaders discussed the continuation and end of this “summer” transfer window, which will end next Monday. If OL is “well advanced»In the recruitment of Facundo Pellistri, a young Uruguayan winger (18 years old) who plays in Peñarol, “JMA” has set a deadline for potential departures. Her “deadline“Is thus fixed at”Friday night” or “Saturday morning“So that Rudi Garcia can properly prepare for the clash against OM with his whole squad.
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And, for now, this is the status quo. Regarding Houssem Aouar and Memphis depay, “it has not progressed much“, According to Aulas. The midfielder is in the sights of “three clubs of great importance“, Including an Arsenal who have reportedly made several offers, while the Dutch striker remains the priority for Barca who do not have the funds to make such a move. Finally, the Lyon president denied any agreement with Hertha Berlin for Jeff Reine-Adélaïde. These three clubs still have 2 days to satisfy OL!
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