CM: Paqueta struggling with life in Milan – the Brazilian undergoes checks for anxiety

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta is not having the best off times on or off the pitch at present, according to the latest reports.

Paqueta arrived a year ago in a deal from Brazilian side Flamengo and despite impressing initially, he has never quite hit the heights many expected of him, despite having played and lived in Italy for less than 12 months.

For the time being, the 22-year-old has lost his spot in the starting XI with Stefano Pioli’s switch to a 4-4-2 formation as he is not accustomed to playing either as an anchoring midfielder nor as a wide midfielder, with Franck Kessie and Rade Krunic ahead of him in the pecking order.

According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, Paqueta went to La Madonnina clinic after the game against Udinese for checks, following a slight tachycardia. As filtered by the Rossoneri’s corporate circles, nothing worrying was found from the tests.

Tachycardia usually stems from anxiety and stress that causes the player’s heart rate in rest mode to be above that at the normal level. The report adds that Paqueta hasn’t settled in milan: he has no social life and hasn’t found friends. The transfer window could, therefore, be a solution to his problems.

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