Lucas Paqueta breaks Serie A transfer record

AC Milan new signing Lucas Paqueta is still to make his official debut with the Rossoneri but he has already made Serie A history with his hefty transfer fee.

Unexpectedly AC Milan beat the strong competition of top European clubs to acquire the services of Lucas Paqueta. With a late night blitz Rossoneri sporting director Leonardo closed the negotiation for 35 million euros plus add-ons. According to the Brazilian media the total figure my raise up to 45 million related to individual performances and team objectives.

The player was unveiled before the media yesterday and is expected to debut with the Red and Black jersey on Saturday against Sampdoria in Coppa Italia. The Brazilian, dubbed as the next Ricardo Kaka, is considered as one of the most promising South American players.

The management is counting a lot the 21 year old who is expected to play as attacking midfielder at AC Milan in the future because, considering the injury situation in midfielder, he will likely act as central midfielder for now. In fact, even before stepping foot at San Siro, Paqueta has already broken an important record.

Lucas Paqueta

Lucas Paqueta

The former Flamengo star has just become the most expensive Brazilian player ever to move to Serie A. Lucas Paqueta dethrones previous record holder Gabigol (signed by Inter for 29.5 million) and Alexandre Pato (signed by AC Milan for 24 million). While other excellent purchases by director Leonardo like Thiago Silva and Kaka, cost 10 and 8.5 million respectively.

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