Brazilian midfielder asks to leave club amid Arsenal agreement to sign

Brazilian midfielder asks to leave club amid Arsenal agreement to sign

Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta is reportedly keen to leave the club this summer.

The 24-year-old is the subject of interest from Arsenal

Who are keen to bolster their squad to continue their improvement under Mikel Arteta.

According to L’Equipe (via getting French Football News), the Brazilian has informed Lyon of his desire to leave the club.

The report suggests the French giants will be open to parting ways with the midfielder if they receive ‘ a sufficient bid’.

Lucas Paqueta joined Lyon from AC Milan for €20 million in 2020 on the back of two disappointing campaigns with the Italian giants.

He enjoyed an impressive debut season with the Ligue 1 giants, scoring 10 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions.

The midfielder took his game to another level last season, scoring 11 goals and providing seven assists in 44 appearances in all competitions.

His consistent performances have caught the attention of Arsenal.

Arsenal’s lack of strength in depth and quality in key areas of the field such as attack and midfield

They have signed Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira to bolster their attack.

The club is seemingly in the market for a top-quality box-to-box midfielder

However, who will partner Thomas Partey at the center of the park?

Lucas Paqueta’s eye for goal, creativity, and ability to play as a defensive and attacking midfielder

Moreover, the winger makes him an ideal transfer target for Arsenal.

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