Newcastle United could possibly be set to make a swoop for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta, in line with the newest stories.
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In response to journalist Graeme Bailey, the Magpies are readying a transfer for the Brazil worldwide – in addition to Marseille gem Bamba Dieng – having beforehand been linked with a transfer for the 24-year-old earlier this summer time, in addition to within the winter window.
Writing on Twitter about that curiosity within the 33-cap playmaker, the switch insider wrote: “Newcastle are able to push forward with strikes for Marseille’s Bamba Dieng and Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta. The costs for each gamers match properly into Newcastle’s funds and they’re have each been on the membership’s radar because the flip of the 12 months.”
In his connected piece for 90min, Bailey states that the Tynesiders had reportedly been postpone by the potential £50m asking value again in January, though the Ligue 1 outfit might properly now be prepared to sanction a departure for round £33m, plus add-ons.
Because the report additionally alluded too, Paqueta’s former teammate and pal Bruno Gumairaes has not hidden his want to see his compatriot be a part of him at St James’ Park, albeit with fellow Premier League facet Arsenal additionally within the working for his signature, as per the report.
Such an addition can be one other notable coup for each PIF and supervisor Eddie Howe, with the previous AC Milan gem an undoubtedly high quality addition who can present an actual inventive aptitude to the present facet.
The £49k-per-week sensation demonstrated that expertise final time period as he netted ten objectives and supplied seven assists in 42 video games in all competitions, with that document far superior to any member of the Magpies squad, as solely Allan Saint-Maximin reached double figures for objectives and assists within the 2021/22 marketing campaign – offering ten aim contributions in whole.
These within the northeast can even be intrigued to know of the £31.5m-rated man’s obvious likeness to that of his fellow Brazilian and Newcastle’s resurgent hero Joelinton, with the membership’s quantity seven having loved a exceptional turnaround from costly flop to a key determine in Howe’s facet.
The 25-year-old has grow to be one thing of a drive of nature within the centre of the park, notably rating within the prime 13% for progressive passes obtained and the highest 20% for dribbles accomplished amongst these in his place throughout Europe’s prime 5 leagues, showcasing his forward-thinking strategy.
Paqueta – who has beforehand labelled himself a “warrior” – additionally ranks within the prime 7% and the highest 18% for a similar two metrics, albeit amongst attacking midfielders, with the 6 foot 1 genius additionally having that knack for driving his facet up the pitch.
The considered having one other Joelinton-esque determine within the facet would seemingly be a vastly thrilling one for each the membership and supporters, with the hope being now that Newcastle can win the race to pluck him from France.