OL: Paqueta’s replacement already known?

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OL would consider making an offer for Victor Hugo, in the event of the departure of Lucas Paqueta. The attacking midfielder evolves under the tunic of Flamengo, in Brazilian Serie A.

Lucas Paqueta took part in OL’s first match in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The Brazilian helped his team win over Ajaccio, putting in an interesting performance in midfield for Peter Bosz’s side. This appearance does not mean that the player will stay in Lyon this summer. Several big English clubs would follow his file with attention. This would be the case in particular for Manchester City and Newcastle, which have the means to satisfy the Rhone leaders if they wish.

Aulas will decide his case

Benoit Cheyrou, OL’s technical director, said a few words about his situation, at the microphone of Premium Video. The manager did not rule out the possible departure of the midfielder this summer. Jean-Michel Aulas will decide his own future: “For now, he is here. We’re glad he’s here. We do not control everything on the market. If there’s ever an offer we can’t refuse, that’s beyond me. It will be up to the president to decide.he said.

OL already have a name in mind to replace him. According to journalist Filipe Frossard Papini, the Lyonnais appreciate the profile of young Victor Hugo, who is currently defending the colors of Flamengo in Brazil. The Bento Ribeiro native has scored 3 goals in 18 appearances this season in all competitions. Only concern, the 18-year-old midfielder would also be targeted by big teams such as… Newcastle, which definitely seems to have eyes everywhere.

As a reminder, Lyon managed to win 2-1 against Ajaccio, for their first official outing of the 2022-2023 financial year. His next meeting is scheduled on the ground of Lorient, next Sunday. It therefore remains to be seen if Lucas Paqueta will still be present.



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