Tolisso, Aouar, Paqueta, Faivre, Caqueret, Reine-Adelaïde, Thiago Mendes, Lepenant: OL are damn armed in midfield. Too much for a team that has not qualified for the European Cup. The consequence is known, we will have to slim down in this sector of the game, especially since Bruno Cheyrou, the head of recruitment, wants to add an additional sentry by the end of the transfer window. The two designated starters seem to be Houssem Aouar, targeted by Betis Sevilla, and Lucas Paqueta, who has been the subject of offers for several months.
England did not miss the excellent performances of the 24-year-old Brazilian during the first part of last season. Tottenham even tried to snatch the player from OL during the last winter transfer window, with a proposal of 40 M€, refused by the Rhone club. Today, the situation has changed, since the door is clearly open for a departure. The player is also ready to leave this summer for a new challenge.
Pep Guardiola named him as Bernardo Silva’s successor
But so far, no concrete offers have come on the table, despite various interests, such as those from Arsenal and Newcastle. Problem, these destinations are not likely to excite the Brazilian, who hopes to aim even higher. According to information from The Team, he can hope to succeed since Manchester City has targeted the international auriverde. Not on any condition, however.
Also well armed in the midfield, the Mancunian club must first wait for the future of Bernardo Silva, not against a departure but still far from gone. If the Portuguese leaves Manchester City, then the club trained by Pep Guardiola will go for Lucas Paqueta, designated as an ideal successor. We will therefore have to wait for the next few weeks, and potentially the last days of the transfer window for a possible major movement…