Lucas Paqueta, a Lyon star who was mentioned by Thierry Henry during the 2021-22 campaign, is one of three Premier League teams to hold discussions for in recent weeks.
Lyon's 24th-ranked player contributed 18 goals last season, putting him in a position to excel again on a personal level. However, as a team, they struggled defensively. Conceding 51 goals in their 38 league matches, they finished in a sluggish eighth position.
Paqueta, who has a price tag of 50 million, might be tempted to leave this summer. Arsenal, as well as Tottenham, and Manchester City, have discussed signing Paqueta in recent weeks. But nothing more.
Henry, an Arsenal legend, said the 33-time Brazil international is one of the best players in Ligue 1. Paqueta's desire and selflessness are admired by Henry.
I like dribbling and blind passes, but what I like most is Henry's desire, his effort, his loyalty, his willingness.In general, this is not the case with all Brazilians, according to Foot Radio.
What amazes me about this player is that he does both with a smile.He defends and attacks with a smile.That's why we can already say of one of the best players in the championship.
Paqueta is in discussions with Arsenal; Henry said he is one of the best players in Ligue 1.
Paqueta's potential role as an Arsenal signing is impressive. He is a no.10, but he can play out wide or slightly deeper in midfield.
Not least because the team is dotted with Brazilians and Portuguese-speaking talents. Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, Edu, Cedric Soares, Fabio Vieira, and others. Paqueta would be right at home.
Could Edu afford to pay another 50 million for spending north of 80 million this summer? Perhaps, the club must sell some players first, the likes of Lucas Torreira and other fringe players.