Arsenal learn Lucas Paqueta price

Fabrizio Romano has given an update on Arsenal’s pursuit of Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

The truth: Arsenal interested in Paqueta

A number of recent reports have linked the north Londoners with a move for the 24-year-old during the summer transfer window.

However, the Gunners face fierce competition to land the Brazil international, as mega-rich Newcastle United are also preparing for to try to bring the versatile striker to the Premier League.

after he reaffirmed Arsenal’s admiration for Paqueta, Romano has now shed some more light on this transfer pursuit…

The latest: Paqueta could cost £55.4m

Talk to GiveMeSportthe transfer expert claimed that Edu and Mikel Arteta are still watching the 33 capsules Brazilian star, and they may have now learned of the funds needed to complete a deal, with a €65m (£55.4m) fee announced.

Romano said: “So at the moment there is still no offer from Arsenal for Paqueta.

“What I’m told is that Lyon want around 65 million euros with some top-ups included. So the fixed fee might be lower, but they want to come up with that potential package for Paqueta.

The verdict: Make it happen

Holding a perceived market value of £31.5m and under contract until 2025 (transfer market), signing Paqueta for anything approaching the proposed £55.4m package would be a costly but ultimately worthwhile investment on the part of the Emirates Stadium hierarchy.

Able from playing as a conventional central midfielder, in a more attacking role, in wide positions and as a striker, the Brazilian balletic offers supreme levels of versatility that would be a huge boost for Arteta’s options before another grueling campaign.

Last season, Paqueta – who was hired for a series of ‘phenomenal’ Ligue 1 performances by European football expert Alex Barker – scored 11 times and provided seven assists in 44 appearances in all competitions.

Moreover, the former AC Milan showman’s underlying stats were all the more impressive as he scored 7.13. sofa score rating while achieving 2.3 dribbles, winning 7.3 duels and making 1.2 key passes per league game, exemplifying fighting qualities to complement a wide variety of attacking prowess.

Ready to enter his prime years in football, this exceptional form – combined with Edu and Arteta’s desire to further strengthen the team in N5 – makes Paqueta the ideal candidate to be the next man to come through the door of the Emirates. .

Eleanor C. William