Lucas Paquetá has requested to not travel with the squad to Brescia as he seemingly pushes for an exit.
After six very positives months, high expectations were in place for Paquetá ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. However, in the first half of the season, Lucas was one of the most disappointing players.
Paquetá has no goals and just one assist in 15 appearances (in 727 minutes) and he has lost his place in the starting XI.
Today, the squad list for tomorrow’s game against Brescia for published and the name of Paquetá did not appear on the list. As reported by Sky, the 22-year-old doesn’t have any physical problem – he wasn’t called-up because he specifically asked to be left out of the squad due to not feeling serene.
Yesterday, Eduardo Uram, who represents Paquetá, was at Casa Milan for a meeting which lasted about an hour; it’s possible that during it Uram has told the club that Paquetá would like to leave. Paris Saint-Germain, led by Leonardo, are the only club to have shown any kind of serious interest in Paquetá, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll make an offer that matches Milan’s request.
In today’s pre-Brescia press conference, Pioli stated that Paquetá must become more decisive in the final third, score goals or create them. There’s still a week left on the transfer market.