The Citizens think of the Lyonnais, Lucas Paqueta, in the event of the departure of Bernardo Silva. Indeed, the latter would have desires elsewhere and would have made it known to his management. The transfer of the Brazilian playmaker to England is however far from being recorded.
A departure this summer?
The trend this summer for the 24-year-old is clearly at a start but the player will not rush because he does not wish to go anywhere. Indeed, OL is in contact with Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, but the player reportedly said he wasn’t really excited about joining the Gunners. The situation is similar for the Newcastle club, despite the presence of his compatriot and Brazilian friend, Bruno Guimaraes. There is an English club that the player almost joined this winter, it is Tottenham. The Spurs had made an offer of more than €40m, but the latter had been refused by Les Gones, for the simple reason that they had just lost Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle). Londoners could come back with a better offerbut they are now in competition with Manchester Citywho in the event of the departure of his Portuguese international, Bernardo Silva, would be ready to draw a good offer for the Brazilian midfielder. Pep Guardiola would have put Paqueta at the top of his list of successors for Bernardo Silva.
Bosz is still counting on him
However, until the file settles, the player who is appreciated by his coach, should start the season with OL. Peter Bosz will make him one of the mainstays of the squad as long as he is there. Lucas Paqueta’s month of August should therefore be eventful, with a departure in the key, in England or elsewhere…