GdS: Paqueta training with concentration and intensity again despite market rumours

By Oliver Fisher -

Lucas Paqueta is working hard to recover his spot in Stefano Pioli’s plans despite being linked with an exit all throughout January.

Paqueta has been the centre of a storm recently having lost his spot in the starting XI with the switch to a 4-4-2 formation by head coach Stefano Pioli.

The former Flamengo man – who arrived a year ago in a €35m deal – asked not to be called up for the recent trip to Brescia after it was reported by numerous outlets that he was treated for stress and anxiety following the 3-2 win over Udinese.

Despite rumours of interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Fiorentina late in the window, the Brazil international has stayed at Milan.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by – the news filtering from Milanello is that of a concentrated Paquetà who is not at all distracted by the last hours of the market. 

The paper claims that the 22-year-old has returned to training with intensity but working hard, in this Milan remodelled on Ibrahimovic’s characteristics, may not be enough.

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