“Several Premier League clubs are fighting for Paqueta’s services”
1NEWS – Lucas Paqueta has been the subject of several proposals amid reported interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastlepresident of Lyon, Jean-Michael Aulas have confirmed this.
Mikel Arteta recently brought in a star Porto Fabio Vieira to improve the midfield Arsenalwith reports also link The Gunners with the move Youri Tielemans from Leicester City.
Paqueta has become another name that is rumored to be of interest to Arsenalbut The Gunners have to face stiff competition from fellow Premier League teams, namely Newcastle and Tottenham to get the midfielder’s autograph.
Newcastlebacked by the financial strength of the Saudi Arabia-led holdings, sought to contract Paqueta in January following their takeover, but only managed to bring in Lyon team-mates, Bruno Guimaraes.
Paqueta can follow a path similar to Guimaraes which is impressive if he chooses to move to St. James’ Park, although the lure of Champions League football can make Spurs more interesting.
Brazil international player, Paqueta had three years left on his contract after he arrived from Milan in 2020, but Aulas confess Lyon may lose their valuable assets.
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“There is a proposal for him,” Aulas told reporters when asked about the 24-year-old’s future.
“There are certain players who feel complete in the project, and there are those who don’t. Economically, we have the means to pursue our ideas and goals.”
“The coach gave us his opinion and there is also what the players want to do.”
Paqueta can prove a dominant creative force for any club he chooses, having created the most chances with 41 chances and registering the most assists with six assists from a player Lyon anywhere in the 2021/22 Ligue 1 season.