Lucas Paquetá is my favourite young player in the world at the moment, so I wanted to create this thread even if I don't really think the rumours are credible or strong enough. Haha.
Lucas Paqueta 'targeted by Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp identifies £43million-rated Brazilian as Nabil Fekir alternative'
The 20-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder for Flamengo in his native Brazil
Liverpool are targeting £43million-rated Brazilian Lucas Paqueta as an alternative to Nabil Fekir, according to reports.
The Reds looked set to sign France international Fekir from Lyon until a big money deal collapsed at the eleventh hour.
Neither club has confirmed why negotiations broke down, but the Ligue 1 club are thought to have pulled the plug after Liverpool tried to renegotiate the transfer fee in light of Fekir's medical history.
Brazilian outlet CalcioInsider are now claiming that Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has turned his attention to Paqueta, who he sees as an alternative to the 24-year-old Frenchman.
Pacqueta, 20, plays as an attacking midfielder for Flamengo in Brazil.
He would join compatriot Roberto Firmino at Anfield.
Pacqueta has scored three goals and registered four assists in 15 appearances for Flamengo so far this season.
Another Brazilian outlet, UOL Esporte , previously claimed his representative had travelled to London to discuss a potential move with several European clubs.
The same report claimed the player has a release clause of €50m (£43m).https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/lucas-paqueta-targeted-liverpool-jurgen-12726960
And this is what I wrote about him on a different thread...