Manchester United join the hunt for Lucas Paqueta
There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Lucas Paqueta in the last period.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United have joined the hunt for Flamengo attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Paqueta made 54 appearances across all competitions for Flamengo, scoring nine goals and supplying five assists in return.
The 21-year-old has long been touted as one of Brazil’s most promising young talents.
Lucas Paqueta has represented Brazil at Under-20 level, winning 8 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in September 2018. As a member of Brazil national football team, Paqueta won two caps.
José Mourinho is looking to shore up his attacking options and Flamengo’s Lucas Paqueta happens to be a target.
The report claims that Manchester United manager has extensively scouted Paqueta and is considering a move for the attacking midfielder.
Manchester United are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
According to Bleacher Report (via Le10 Sport and Sport), “Manchester United have reportedly become the latest club to show an interest in Brazil international Lucas Paqueta. According to Le10 Sport, the Red Devils have joined Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for the talented 21-year-old. However, it’s unclear how much interest Manchester United hold, or whether the club is being used to help secure the youngster a new and improved contract at Flamengo. Spanish champions Barcelona have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, according to Joaqim Piera at Sport. Paqueta’s current deal expires in December 2020, and he has a release clause of €50 million (£45 million).”
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Flamengo are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the attacking midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester United.
Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this winter.