Official: Paquetá leaves Milan and joins Lyon on a permanent basis

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Lucas Paquetá at Olympique Lyonnais. (ol.fr)

Lucas Paquetá has officially joined Olympique Lyonnais today after undergoing the medical and signing.

Paquetá joined Milan from Flamengo in January 2019 but failed to make his mark with the Rossoneri shirt, registering only 1 goal and 3 assists in over 40 games.

The Brazilian had no place in the squad of the Diavolo under Stefano Pioli and today his exit became official.

“Milan announces that the player Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima ‘Paquetá’ has joined Olympique Lyonnais on a permanent deal. The Club wishes him all the best in his future endeavours,” a statement on the Milan website reads. Today the player was in France and underwent the medical.

Since Lyon are a publicly-traded company, the numbers of the operation were made official: Lyon will pay €20m for the player, while the Rossoneri will also be entitled to 15% of a future resale.

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TC MILAN

All the best

Senator

I wishes him all the best

Elliot azzuri

Goodbye paqueta you could have been great, but your friend Leonardo left, f**king giampolo said you should be less Brazilian, less yourself and then; you suffered from depression and a crap coach, but hopefully things will be better for you now; lyon has juninho and co.
A message to a guy that made me enjoy 2019 January “Lucas”

Last edited 3 years ago by Elliot azzuri
Zion

All the best Paquetà. Hope you learn from your experience at Milan and grow into a world class player for Brazil which is my favorite national team outside of Jamaica and Holland.

OmarLittle

I think in about 2-4 years he will go back to Brazil he hasnt developed at all since he arrived in Milan i dont think he has what it takes in my opinion because of his mentality he cant handle the pressure and he has issues with adapting to live in another country… But i hope it all works out for him

Last edited 3 years ago by OmarLittle
al83

All the best to the guy.
Bad business overall for Milan – Leonardo’s tenure was detrimental this time – but somehow salvaged by Maldini.
Apart from Conti, this was the last (large) broken piece of investment which really needed to be fixed. With some luck and patience, Conti and Samu will be offloaded (eventually) without serious losses.
It’s the first time in many years that we carry so little dead wood.

Gbenga AJOSE

True talk. From 38 to 21 .! . Bad investment. Just as you said, this guy has a weak mentality ..Not good for a club like Milan who is hungry for success now

Ruskin

Paqueta will eventually become a world class player and trust me the problem was not paqueta the problem was milan ,we lack patience and man management .adios paqueta ,am so sure someday milan will bite their fingers for letting u go

Ted

There’s no profit in this business but at least no loss was created either calculating amortisation of the player.

Wish him all the best.

Last edited 3 years ago by Ted
K INC

Wish him the best but wish we could of somehow got Bruno Guimaraes or Jean Lucas in return; they both look very good and in the case Guimaraes have already been called up to the national team.

Agustinar

Good bye Paqueta. Wish you luck. btw, Milan has confirmed Hauge’s signing. Congratulation. So Diaz can concentrate as Hakan’s deputy. Let Leao, Saelemaekers, Samu and Hauge focus on the wing.

Rickaka22

I hope we don’t regret this.

Ruskin

Trust me we will ,i will always say it ,milan lack how to really develop a player and that’s y we buy expensive and sell cheap ,if Messi was to come to milan he may flop and wen I comment people will always rate it negative ,we just signed the guy from bodo,believe me that guy has all the criteria to become a right footed Messi but with milan am not sure cos he may end up becoming a new borini but I can see our man management technique gradually becoming better and that’s y we can boostfully look up… Read more »

mahedi13

Yes, you are right. But, We believe our player and we try to get best from them. Buy cheap and sell them higher price. This kinda thing only work for feeder club. Sempre Milan, bro :).

Last edited 3 years ago by mahedi13
Raven

I hope this guy doesn’t get benched, he might die

ZahidHossain

Over rated player.. He wss the worst investment in last 5 yrs… Feeling lucky to sale him