Mercato | Mercato – PSG: Paqueta gives a first response to Leonardo for next summer!

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Posted on January 9, 2022 at 8:30 p.m. by BC

Under the spell of Lucas Paqueta since his hatch in Brazil and the origin of his arrival at AC Milan in 2019, Leonardo would like to once again influence the career of the international Auriverde by tying up his services next summer. However, the task of the sporting director of PSG will not be simple, as the player seems to be fulfilled in Lyon.

13th in Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais is having a very difficult season and few players have had the opportunity to shine, with the exception of Lucas Package . The Brazil international stood out for Les Gones despite a more difficult end to the year, with 6 goals and 3 assists in 17 league appearances. In difficulty at AC Milan , Lucas Paqueta therefore takes his revenge in Lyon, to the delight of Jean-Michel Aulas , but also Leonardo . The sporting director of PSG is behind the arrival in Europe of the attacking midfielder, on the side of AC Milan , and wanted to get their hands on him in 2020, before the OL won the day in September. “Leo called us, but he wanted to bring him in during the winter transfer window (January 2021). Lucas didn't want to wait another six months. Juni was ready to have him come right away. When Lucas spoke to him, he said: “Yes, that's what I want. I want to play in Lyon”, revealed the mother of Lucas Paqueta to France Football in January 2021.

Leonardo dreams of Paqueta

Since then, it is under the jersey of Olympique Lyonnais that Lucas Paqueta is evolving, and Leonardo continues to keep an eye on him, to the point of having made him a priority objective for the next summer transfer window of the PSG . According to information disclosed by L’Équipe, the Parisian sporting director believes that Paqueta is the player currently missing from the capital club and would have been impressed with his performance in the first leg between PSG and OL on September 19. Arrived from Milan for € 20M, the international Auriverde would today be estimated at € 60M by Les Gones, a first obstacle for PSG , which however has the means of drawing an offer approaching this amount, but Leonardo will also have to convince the player to join the Parc des Princes, which will not necessarily be easy.

“Lyon is our home”

Asked by Prime Video on the occasion of the clash between OL and PSG this Sunday evening, Lucas Paqueta said he was sportingly happy at Lyon , wishing to win at Groupama Stadium. “Yes, I want to write history with Lyon, I will do everything to win titles, to engrave my name in the history of this club. I hope to be able to achieve at least 10% of what he (Juninho) has done, “he said, before commenting on his family life in the Rhône:” It's a country that looks like me . At least in Lyon, I feel very good there, I can't complain. My family, my wife, my children really feel at home here. When we go to Brazil, we sometimes think to ourselves “I would like to come home”. Because our corner is here. We have our comfort, Lyon is our home. “

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