Edu denies Arsenal bid for Lyon attacker Paqueta

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Edu denies Arsenal bid for Lyon attacker Paqueta.

Arsenal sporting director Edu Gaspar has told Brazilian media. That his side are not interest in signing Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

Paqueta, 24, is contracted to OL until mid 2025 and has link with Arsenal for weeks. Some media have even indicated that the deal is close to closing as well. However Edu as the leader of the Arsenal deal has confirmed that. This deal hasn’t even taken place in discussions on the subject.

“Personally, I like playing Paqueta very much. I’ve a huge fan of him for a long time. But today, in fact, we haven’t had any discussions about signing him yet, nothing, nothing. We also have many players. Who play in the same position as him in the team. There is only this matter.”

Paqueta was classified as one of the best players in Ligue 1 last season. Despite the team’s failed performance last year. He has scored 10 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions. Media estimates he will worth around 40 million euros.

Reports suggesting Mikel Arteta wants a 24-year-old playmaker. They are in the process of persuading Paqueta to move to the Emirates Stadium. Before starting to negotiate a fee with the player’s agency.

Paqueta is believed to want to part ways with Lyon this summer. This will close the 2 year period with the agency. After joining from AC Milan for around £18million in 2020