OL: Paqueta sold despite Textor’s money?

Lucas Paqueta is one of the OL players likely to leave the club this summer during the transfer window. The Brazilian international is courted by some Premier League teams, such as Tottenham.

OL intends to start a new cycle next season. The recent arrival as majority owner of the American John Textor goes in this direction. A lot of movements are to be expected for OL, whether in terms of arrivals or departures. Without a European Cup to play next season, some key players are not against leaving the Rhone club. This is particularly the case of Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian international, valuable last season despite some air pockets, would see himself playing in the Premier League. And while we imagined him joining his friend Bruno Guimaraes in Newcastle, another English club wants to try his luck for the former AC Milan: Tottenham.

Paqueta and the Premier League, it matches

According to information from Football.london, the Spurs are seduced by the idea of โ€‹โ€‹recruiting Lucas Paqueta in the coming weeks. Paqueta’s technical profile caught the eye of Antonio Conte, who wants to build an ambitious team to play on all fronts next season. Tottenham will compete in the Champions League and do not want to make up the numbers in the queen of European competitions. If Paqueta is not necessarily against an arrival in London and in the Premier League, the Londoners will nevertheless have to negotiate at a high price with OL, who are asking for nearly 50 million euros to let go of Lucas Paqueta, still under contract in the Rhone club until 2025. Author of 43 games in all competitions for 11 goals and 7 assists delivered last season with OL, Paqueta aspires to play the leading roles, regardless of his team. The recent arrival of John Textor may also be a game-changer and persuade him that Lyon remains the best project for the Brazilian. In the columns of The Team last February, Paqueta recalled in any case his desire to stay at OL and take the club to the Champions League: โ€œI’m very happy here and I intend to register for the long term. Here I have come back to who I really am and regained my confidence. I want to make a big championship and I especially want to wear this OL jersey in the Champions Leagueโ€. Problem, it will still have to wait at least one season before tasting the C1. Not a strong argument for OL and their ambitions…

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