Lucas Paquetá is one of the pieces of the Brazilian team that will seek the Qatar 2022 World Cup. With Neymar Jr, the one who emerged from the Flamengo youth academy made a friendship both on and off the pitch and that has borne fruit for Tité. At the moment, the golden combination took the Verdeamarela to the final of the Copa América 2021, which they lost at the Maracaná in Rio de Janeiro against their counterpart from Argentina. That contest served the carioca to enhance his European career and is now coveted by two great teams in the Premier League.

For now, the Arsenal Football Club de Mikel Arteta presented the initial offer to Olympique de Lyon for Paquetá. 40 million euros put on the table in favor of staying with the creation midfielder. The ‘Gunners’ are throwing the house out the window to have a great season in this edition of the English championship and also have a good Europa League. They have already hired their compatriot Gabriel Jesús, the Portuguese Fabio Viera, another young man from Rio de Janeiro named Marquinhos; goalkeeper Matt Turner and Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko. They have spent more than 100 million euros on all these additions.

Exchange from Aires to Lucas Paquetá

It should be noted that Lucas left Flamengo at the age of 20. AC Milan bought him in 2018 for 39 million euros. After two years with few minutes, Olympique took him to France in exchange for 20 ‘kilos’. He had his awakening in Ligue 1, but beyond his good level, the group goals were not achieved and the club was unable to enter any international competition. Being on the continental scene is important for Lyon’s 10 because he wants to arrive in Qatar enjoying maximum competition.

For that reason, the offer that Manchester City would make would surpass that of Arsenal. The UEFA Champions League is in the middle and it would seduce him much more. For him to reach the team led by Pep Guardiola, the Portuguese Bernardo Silva has to leave. During the last few hours, the rumor that the former Monaco will join Xavi Hernández’s Barcelona has been reactivated. His direct replacement would be the Brazilian Lucas Paquetá.