Barcelona eye up another Brazilian in Lucas Paqueta
Barcelona hope to make Flamengo attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta their latest Brazilian recruit, according to reports.
Paqueta, 21, made his debut for Brazil in the weekend’s 2-0 friendly win against the United States after excelling for his boyhood club. This followed being picked in the preliminary 30-man squad for World Cup 2018.
SPORT have stated that an emergence as a box-to-box player has caught the eye of club scouts who intend to make him the latest part of their midfield renovation. Gremio’s Arthur – who also made his bow against the US – supplemented this area when he completed a move to the La Liga champions in the summer.
Paqueta’s exploits have not gone unnoticed elsewhere. Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester City have all previously been linked.
He’s scored eight times in 31 league run-outs this year.