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Friday April 16 2021
Garcia: 'There are few like Paqueta'

Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia said ‘there are very few like’ former Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

The Brazilian midfielder has scored seven goals and provided four assists in 27 games in his first season with the Ligue 1 side.

He moved from Milan to Lyon for a reported €20m last summer and the 23-year-old has impressed former Roma coach Garcia, who hailed the player ahead of the match against Nantes.

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Sunday February 28 2021
Paquetà: 'Too much pressure at Milan'

Lucas Paquetà reveals he put too much pressure on himself at Milan and admits he felt alone when Leonardo left the club.

Paquetà joined the Rossoneri in a €38m deal from Flamengo in January 2019. He left the San Siro to join Lyon for €20m this past September.

"At Milan, I had put a lot of pressure on myself. Too much. When I arrived here in Lyon, I told myself that I shouldn't have as much.

"I wanted to give the best of me. As of today, I've managed it.

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Saturday October 24 2020
Paqueta: 'No rancour towards Milan'

Lucas Paqueta assures he feels ‘no rancour’ towards Milan following his transfer to Olympique Lyonnais. ‘My football is about joy.’

The Brazilian failed to make an impact at San Siro after his €38.5m plus bonuses move from Flamengo in January 2019.

He was sold to Lyon in September for €20m plus a 15 per cent cut of any future sale.

“I feel no rancour towards Milan, nor a desire for revenge,” Paqueta told L’Equipe.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Official: Milan sell Paqueta to Lyon

It is now official, Olympique Lyonnais have signed Lucas Paqueta from Milan for a reported €21m plus a percentage of his sell-on fee.

The deal had been done yesterday and he passed his medical this afternoon, signing the contract on Wednesday evening.

It’s believed to be worth €21m plus a percentage of his future sell-on fee.

“It was important for us to get a great signing and Lucas is that,” said President Jean-Michel Aulas in his press conference.

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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.

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Wednesday September 30 2020
Report: Milan target Tomiyasu

Milan are reportedly stepping up the chase for a new defender, ready to move for Bologna centre-back Takehiro Tomiyasu.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals the sale of Lucas Paqueta to Olympique Lyonnais has opened for the arrival of a new defender at Milan.

Wesley Fofana moves from Saint-Etienne to Leicester and Fiorentina’s asking price for Nikola Milenkovic is out of Milan’s reach.

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Tuesday September 29 2020
Done deal: Paqueta moves to Lyon

Milan have reportedly reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais over Lucas Paqueta, who seems set for a move to Ligue 1.

The Brazilian arrived from Flamengo for €38.4m in January 2019 but has struggled to convince during his time at San Siro.

Lyon have been linked with the 23-year-old in recent weeks and Sky Sport Italia reveals Milan have reached an agreement with the French side over the midfielder.

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Thursday September 24 2020
Report: Lyon talks ongoing for Paqueta

Olympique Lyonnais continue to chase Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta, and the two clubs are reportedly still in talks over a move for the midfielder.

Tuttomercatoweb claims the Rossoneri are working to offload the Brazilian midfielder, hoping to reinvest the cash in new signings this summer.

The report claims talks are ongoing with the Ligue 1 side, who are interested in the former Flamengo star.

The 23-year-old moved to San Siro for €38.4m in January 2019 and has contributed one goal and three assists in his 44 competitive games for the Diavolo.

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Wednesday September 16 2020
Lyon in for Paqueta?

Olympique Lyonnais have emerged as possible suitors for Lucas Paqueta, who was left behind when Milan travelled to Dublin.

Sky Sport Italia claims the Ligue 1 side want the Brazilian midfielder but haven’t entered talks with the Rossoneri.

Milan face Shamrock Rovers in Dublin tomorrow and Paqueta remained in the fashion capital, as the broadcaster reports Lyon could make a move and open negotiations with the Rossoneri.

Paqueta arrived from Flamengo for €38m in January 2019 but has struggled to convince at San Siro.

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Monday September 14 2020
Valencia and Betis eye up Paqueta

Milan are still trying to find a buyer for Lucas Paqueta, as Real Betis and Valencia are options along with Olympique Lyonnais.

The Brazilian is on the market for €23m, but so far Lyon have not made a formal offer reaching that level.

According to the Corriere dello Sport newspaper, Spanish sides are interested in the 23-year-old too.

Real Betis and Valencia are keeping an eye on the situation, although he might be a little expensive for their finances.

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