AC Milan have completed the signing of Flamengo star Lucas Paqueta. The Brazil star will arrive at San Siro in January.
Sensational news coming from Brazil. With a quick negotiation, Leonardo defeats the competition of Paris Saint-Germain and secures the services of Brazil star Lucas Paqueta. It all happened last night, the negotiation was closed on the basis of 35 million euros plus bonuses and medical visits already scheduled for this week in Italy reports the prestigious GloboEsporte. Decisive the choice of the player, according to the Brazilian newspaper, and the guarantees offered by the Rossoneri.
A bolt from the blue, with AC Milan surprisingly defeating the strong competition of the rich French club and displacing Neymar who was pressing to bring his compatriot in Paris. Brino Spindel, CEO of Flamengo, was crucial in this operation, reports GloboEsporte. Spindel handled the negotiation with Leonardo personally in Milano.
Now the big leap in Europe. After having quickly climbed the hierarchies in Rio de Janeiro and also won a spot in the Seleçao, the talented ace must take his maturity exam. In the Rossoneri, he can play as central midfielder in place of Frank Kessie and Giacomo Bonaventura or in his preferred position as attacking midfielder alongside Suso and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Meanwhile, AC Milan’s objective is clear: to make Lucas Paqueta the new Ricardo Kaka. In January, the 21 year old will land in Milan, with great satisfaction for Gennaro Gattuso who immediately gave his green light to the Brazilian sporting director Leonardo to close the operation. It seems like the start of a new era at San Siro.