Mercato | Mercato – OM: This huge revelation about the aborted transfer of … Paqueta!

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 9:10 am by AM

Exceptional since the start of the season, Lucas Paqueta shines with OL. And yet, the Brazilian midfielder would have joined OM as Carlos Mozer recounts.

During the summer of 2020, OL decides to take advantage of Lucas' situation Paqueta at AC Milan to secure his services against a check for 20M €. And it is clear that it is a success. Very affected by the departure of Leonardo in June 2019, which was at the origin of his arrival at the Rossoneri six months earlier, Lucas Paqueta thus agreed to join the ' OL , especially for Juninho . But while he shines in Lyon, the Brazilian midfielder could have made the heyday of OM . Indeed, Carlos Mozer , legend of the Marseille club, reveals that in 2018, he had proposed Lucas Paqueta to the Marseillais when he was the sporting director of Flamengo .

Mozer had proposed Paqueta to OM

“J called my friends in Marseille to tell them he was really strong. It was a tip for people from the club to come and see him there. I thought Lucas had all the qualities for Marseille, he could be very interesting for OM. This did not happen. Today, it’s Lyon that benefits. There are a lot of former Brazilian OM players, we live in Brazil, we know football well here and we also know the character and quality it takes to play in Marseille. It’s a shame that the club doesn’t find out from us, ”said the former OM defender in the columns of La Provence. Jacques-Henri Eyraud and Andoni Zubizarreta , then president and sporting director of OM , therefore missed a very nice coup …

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