GdS: A turning point must appear for Paqueta or a Flamengo return is not excluded

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are set to face a difficult decision this summer regarding what to do with midfielder Lucas Paqueta, according to a report.

As La Gazzetta dello Sport notes on Monday (via MilanLive), Paquetá is the most expensive purchase of the Elliott era so far but has failed to live up to expectations.

After a good first few months under Gennaro Gattuso in which improvements were seen game-by-game, the Brazil international has found himself essentially frozen out, and even asked not to be called up for a game against Brescia in January.

Now Milan must decide whether to throw the towel in or work to try and restore Paqueta back to being a key man. The first road appears difficult to follow at the moment, purely because no team is likely to come forward and pay the €30million needed to ensure no loss on the balance sheet.

If offers do not arrive, then a loan spell away from Milan could become useful solution. The goal could be to send him back to Flamengo, the club who the Rossoneri paid €35million to last January in order to sign him.

Paqueta has played in just 9 of the last 19 games in all competitions, and the total of minutes accumulated between Marco Giampaolo and Stefano Pioli’s respect reigns is just 834.


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