The agent of Lucas Paqueta has denied that his client is ‘suffering from a depressive condition’ despite reports of his unhappiness off the field.
It was confirmed on Thursday that the Brazil international would not be called up by head coach Stefano Pioli for Friday’s trip to face Brescia, and Sky Italia reported that Paqueta has asked to be left out of the squad.
Sky also stated that the 22-year-old had tests carried out for a mild anxiety attack on Sunday after the win against Udinese.
Tuttosport then claimed on Friday that the request by Paqueta not to be called up is a move by the player to force Milan to sell him, with Paris Saint-Germain interested but not willing to pay the €30m asking price.
Paquetá’s agent Eduardo Uram has now commented on the speculation surrounding his client, giving a statement to journalist Carlos Mello.
“We are in Italy with Lucas and he is not suffering from a depressive condition, nor does he have any reason to be depressed,” he said.
“He is accompanied by his family, supported by everyone. A return to Brazil is completely ruled out.”