Lucas Paquetá’s adventure at Milan has come to an end and by the end of the week he’ll be a new Lyon player.
Paquetá has not been in the plans of coach Stefano Pioli since the start of the season and has even been left out of the squad lists for the Europa League games.
Therefore, Milan have been looking to offload him and today arrived the agreement with Lyon – the club that wanted the Brazilian the most – arrived.
As reported by Sky Italia, L’Equipe and others, Lyon have agreed a deal with the Rossoneri for Paquetá worth around €21m plus a percentage of a future sale. Milan are not making any capital gain on the 23-year-old, who was bought by Leonardo from Flamengo for €38.4m in January 2018.
Lucas will undergo the medical with Lyon tomorrow and he’s expected to sign a contract for 4-5 years. As reported by L’Equipe, he’s agreed to earn a lower salary at the Ligue 1 club than what he’s getting at Milan. Already during the day, Paquetá, who scored 1 goal and has 3 assists since joining the Red and Black club, said goodbye to his teammates at training center Milanello.
After a rather disappointing adventure at Milan, Paquetá will try to prove himself at Ligue 1 and get his career back on track. The Rossoneri are expected to reinvest the money in a center back.