English Premier League side Newcastle United are reportedly in discussions to sign 24-year-old Brazilian international Lucas Paqueta from Lyon.

According to reputed Italian journalist Rudy Galetti, Newcastle United are preparing an offer for Lyon’s attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta. The Magpies are eager to add at least one big-name player to their squad this summer, and the Brazilian international is among the names being considered at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle are currently in discussions with the 24-year-old’s entourage, and the negotiations are at a ‘good stage’, Galetti has reported. Paqueta still has three years remaining on his contract with Lyon, but the Ligue 1 heavyweights could consider selling him if the right bid arrives.

The midfielder’s first taste of European football came with AC Milan, who signed him from Flamengo in the 2019 winter transfer window. But Paqueta could not hit the ground running in Italy and struggled to rake up numbers for the Rossoneri in his a season-and-a-half long stay in Milan.

After scoring just once and assisting thrice in 44 matches for the current Serie A champions, Paqueta was sold to Lyon. The Brazilian international has found a new lease of life in France, scoring 21 times and assisting 13 goals for Les Gones in 78 appearances.

By Amara

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