Monstrous since his arrival at Olympique Lyonnais, Lucas Paqueta would be in the plans of Real Madrid and his new coach, Carlo Ancelotti.
Author of an excellent first season under the colors of Olympique Lyonnais, Lucas Paqueta logically attracted the attention of big European teams. Looking for reinforcement in the midfield to support veteran Luka Modric, Real Madrid would think in particular of the former AC Milan player. It is more particularly the recruiter of the Merengues, Juni Calafat, who would have slipped the name of the Lyonnais in the ear of Carlo Ancelotti, who will take over the controls of the team next season in place of Zinedine Zidane.
Arriving in Lyon last summer for a check of around 20 million euros, Lucas Paqueta scored 9 goals and delivered 5 assists in his first season in Ligue 1, increasing his value to around 30 million euros. According to information from the Spanish media Defensa Central, the Brazilian is happy at OL, but the fact of not playing in the Champions League next season could encourage him to consider Real Madrid’s offer. It remains to be seen whether the Merengues will release the checkbook this summer to recruit Lucas Paqueta and for how much Jean-Michel Aulas will be ready to sell the player trained to Flamengo.