Lyon announce signing of Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan for £19m… so does this pave the way for £45m-rated Houssem Aouar to join Arsenal?
- Lyon confirm that they have signed Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan for £19million
- He successfully completed his medical on Wednesday and signed that evening
- The news has provided Arsenal with a boost in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar
Lyon have officially signed Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan for £19million and a percentage of his sell-on fee.
Paqueta agreed terms on Tuesday and successfully completed his medical at the club on Wednesday before putting pen to paper in the evening.
The confirmation of the deal has handed Arsenal a boost in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar as the French side have a replacement for the outgoing midfielder.
Lyon have signed Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan for £19m and a percentage of his sell-on fee
Paqueta, who moved from Flamengo to Milan in January 2019 for £35m plus bonuses, will be looking to better he personal stats during his time at Lyon.
The midfielder only managed three assists in 44 competitive games for the Rossoneri last season.
The news has provided Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal with a boost in their pursuit of Houssem Aouar
Aouar scored nine goals and provided 10 assists in 41 outings for Rudi Garcia’s side last season
The news of Lyon’s new signing will have provided a boost to Arsenal as they look to sign Aouar to become to missing piece to link Arsenal’s attack.
Aouar has been linked with a potential £45million swoop to the Emirates Stadium but Arsenal and Lyon have been unable to agree a fee.
Aouar scored nine goals and provided 10 assists in 41 outings for Rudi Garcia’s side last season, and was instrumental in them reaching the Champions League semi finals.
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