After two years at OL, Lucas Paqueta could well go to England this summer. Two Premier League clubs are in the running to recruit him, including Newcastle, who will send a very big offer.
Juninho’s legacy. Sports director of Olympique Lyonnais for two and a half years, the former midfielder often activated, with more or less success, the Brazilian sector to strengthen the Rhone workforce. There was a first blow with the arrival of Bruno Guimãraes in the winter of 2020. Courted by Atlético de Madrid, the midfielder finally chose to join Les Gones, convinced by Juninho’s arguments. Second big blow from “Juni”: the arrival of Lucas Paqueta on October 1, 2020. In the hard at AC Milan, the international Auriverde also gave in to the advances of the Lyon legend.
A legend who left the club at the beginning of December 2021. A few weeks after him, it was Bruno Guimarães’ turn to leave. Direction Newcastle for number 39 which brought a nice jackpot to the Rhodaniens. Indeed, the Magpies paid out 42 million euros, to which must be added €8 million in bonuses, divided into several parts, namely €4 million if they remain in the Premier League in 2021-2022 then €1 million per year in case of maintenance over the next 4 years. OL will therefore already receive 46 million euros, since the Toons have ensured their maintenance.
Newcastle want to break the bank for Paqueta
And the English could still fill the coffers of residents of Groupama Stadium. Indeed, Newcastle has been interested for several months in Lucas Paqueta. the Chronicles even explained that the British club was counting on Bruno G. to convince his compatriot and friend to join him at the Mapgies. Suffice to say, Paqueta’s trip to Newcastle last week to attend Guimarães’ wife’s birthday has sent Toons fans wild, who are dreaming of signing him. This dream may come true.
This Thursday, the Times reveals that Newcastle are ready to break their transfer record, that of Guimarães, to get their hands on the former AC Milan. He is one of Eddie Howe’s priorities. To satisfy his manager, the wealthy Newcastle owners are ready to break the bank and put around 59 million euros on the table according to the Times. However, they have to deal with competition from Arsenal, who still have a problem with having been overtaken by the Magpies for Bruno G. All this is therefore Lyon’s business, which was counting on a sale of Paqueta this summer. for an amount of 60 million euros.