04 January 2019

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: LUCAS PAQUETÁ

Lucas Paquetá officially joins AC Milan

AC Milan has today announced the acquisition of the registration rights of Lucas Tolentino Coelho de Lima (Paquetá) 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 Paquetá started his career as a footballer with Flamengo’s Youth Team and debuted on May 28, 2017, with the First Team (Brasileirão) against Clube Athlético 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 Paquetá will join his teammates at Milanello on January 7, 2019, when training sessions resume. His press conference is set for Tuesday January 8 at 3.00pm at Casa Milan, in via Aldo Rossi 8, live on the Club's Channel "Milan TV", "live streaming" in Italian on Facebook.com/acmilan and in English on Youtube.com/acmilan. Alongside the arrival of the Brazilian midfielder, the Club will launch its official website and twitter account in Portuguese language.

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