Paqueta signs four-year Milan deal

Milan have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from Flamengo on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

The deal was confirmed by Lega Serie A on Thursday, and Milan followed up with an announcement of their own on their official website.

It read: “AC Milan has today announced the acquisition of the registration rights of Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima (Paqueta) from Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (Flamengo). The Brazilian midfielder has signed a 5-year contract until June 30th, 2023.

“Born in Rio de Janeiro on August 27, 1997, Lucas Paqueta started his career as a footballer with Flamengo’s Youth Team and debuted on May 28, 2017 with the First Team against Clube Athletico Paranaense. With Flamengo he recorded 65 appearances scoring 13 goals and winning the Campeonato Carioca de Futebol 2017. He made his debut with the Brazilian National Team on September 5, 2018 in a 2-0 friendly victory against the USA.

“Lucas Paqueta will join his teammates at Milanello on January 7, 2019, when training sessions resume.”

The Rossoneri added in their statement that the 21-year-old would be unveiled next Tuesday, coinciding with the launch of their Portuguese-language website and Twitter account.

There are also reports that the Diavolo have committed to a further €10m in bonuses, on top of their initial €35m outlay.

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