Former AC Milan sporting director Leonardo is plotting a bid to bring midfield Lucas Paqueta with him to current club Paris Saint-Germain, a report claims.
One of Leonardo’s biggest purchases during his one-year stint with the Rossoneri was to sign the midfielder for a fee of €35m (as per ESPN) from Brazilian side Flamengo, beating reported interested from PSG in the process.
However, he left at the end of the season to rejoin the Parisians, while the general opinion is that Paqueta has still not fully settled in to life as a Serie A player.
Calciomercato.com recently claimed that Milan face a dilemma regarding the 23-year-old, such as whether he is a mezz’ala or a trequartista, while the same report mentioned that Leonardo could ask PSG to make a €60million bid.
According to Monday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport – as cited by the same outlet – Leonardo is ready to make his move next summer to try and lure his compatriot to Ligue 1.
Meanwhile, Brazil legend Rivaldo launched a scathing attack on the decision to give Paqueta the No.10 shirt for his country over the weekend.