Wednesday September 30 2020
Pioli: 'Paqueta must believe in himself'

Stefano Pioli confirms Lucas Paqueta’s transfer to Olympique Lyonnais and gives the Milan midfielder advice. ‘He has to believe in himself.’

The Brazilian is expected to complete the move this evening for €20m plus a percentage of his sell-on fee.

“I thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best,” said coach Pioli in today’s press conference.

“He ran into some difficulties here, but has the quality to do well. He just has to believe in himself.”

The 23-year-old moved from Flamengo to Milan in January 2019 for €38m plus bonuses, but never really lived up to that price-tag.

He struggled to find a role within the squad and managed only one goal with three assists in 44 competitive games for the Rossoneri.

Lyon are expected to announce the transfer in a press conference this evening.