OL definitely turned the page Lucas Paquetá

Lucas Paqueta vs. Lorient (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

Following Tino Kadewere’s loan, OL formalized Lucas Paquetá’s departure from West Ham on Monday. Two years after his arrival, the Brazilian will leave his mark at Olympique Lyonnais.

His departure has been widely commented on. At the end of last week, everything was accelerated for the departure of Lucas Paqueta. Much loved in Europe, especially in England, the playmaker officially left OL on Monday to join West Ham, with a 5-year contract at stake. In the case, Olympique Lyonnais recovered a tidy amount, although it is not a record. The value of the transaction amounts to 61.63 million euros with bonuses.

But not everything is a question of big money, although the economic context must also be taken into account, and sportingly, peter bosz lost his master in the game. The Dutchman was angry at the press conference when the question arose about the impact of the Brazilian’s departure. “I don’t want to talk about those who are not there. I trust my players, even in the midfield, he retorted. They have all proven it. The left is Johann Lepenantand we see that he is doing well every week.


Bosz will have to adapt to this departure


We now have to turn the page and replace him, but not many in the squad know how to create the link between midfield and attack, while focusing on the defensive role at the heart. In Reims on Sunday (1-1), this Jeff Reine-Adelaide who started, and for his second term since his return from injury in February, he suffered in comparison. “Paquetá has an atypical profile, he has this ability to move very high in the midfield, even forward. It is unmatched by workers, observed Philippe Violeau. On the other hand, by reorganizing the scheme, there are solutions in Lyon. In the midfield, there are people, but we have to find the organization that works well.

We saw it against Champenois, Alexandre Lacazette seemed very lonely in the middle of the defenders of Reims. with peter bosz, we need to solve this problem by finding a way to support the center forward during the Rhone offensives. We can imagine that Reine-Adelaide, Romain Faivre, Houssem Aouar (if he stays) see Rayan Cherki (with a view to a transition to 4-2-3-1) is responsible for having this role of creator. Maxence Caqueret and Corentin Tolisso must also go beyond their function to provide support to offensive elements. The solutions are available for the Batavian coach, who has a few days before the first major deadlines (Monaco on September 11 and Paris on September 18) to find the appropriate organization.


Paquetá discovered the Premier League a few months before the World Cup


Lucas Paquetá will discover the Premier League for him. Among the best players in the French championship between September and November last year, he slowly died and no longer weighed the results of the team. Relaunched by OL after his failure at AC Milan, he is expected across the Channel. “I believe he will succeed in England. I think it will be good for him in his development as a player, STATES Felipe Schmidtmedia journalist Globe and responsible for covering international football news. Paquetá always took control of the game, sometimes he played too fast. Here, with a faster football, he has to adapt this detail to survive. But he has the talent and physical ability to succeed once he adjusts.

A few months before the World Cup, which he had to step into the shoes of a Seleção holder, we told ourselves that the story between the former Milanese and Olympique Lyonnais could continue for a little while, but the world of football is like. that. “He was always convinced that he would leave Lyon this summer, Felipe Schmidt explained. The strange thing is that the offers have come now, at the end of the transfer window, which may not be good for him. On the contrary, I understand that he decided to stay at OL with a view to the World Cup. That would be a big change in his plans at the start of the transfer window.


An unfinished story between Paquetá and OL


as his friend Bruno Guimaraes before him, Lucas Paquetá left Rhône to fly to England. A sense of incompleteness surrounds this departure, because in the 80 games he played in the Lyon shirt, the Brazilian showed that he is a different player, able to raise the crowd with his technical actions and his inspirations. . The fans will definitely want to see more, especially since he did not participate in the best season in OL, but like some of his compatriots before him, he will leave a mark on the club.

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