Newcastle have learnt whether or not their ‘astronomical’ supply for Lyon talisman Lucas Paqueta is sufficient to safe a switch, in line with studies.
Paqueta is an attacking midfielder who boasts a powerful document in entrance of objective. This season, he’s on seven strikes and 4 assists from 21 matches.
The 24-year-old is a full Brazil worldwide, having represented the South American nation on 28 events. He bought the winner throughout Brazil’s World Cup qualifying victory over Colombia final month.
Paqueta is arguably Lyon’s most essential participant, and holds a price of £31.5m on transfermarkt. The Ligue 1 outfit don’t need him to go away, though that hasn’t stopped Newcastle from launching a bid.
Sport Witness, citing French outlet Foot Mercato, declare Newcastle put ahead an ‘astronomical’ wage offer to Paqueta. It sat at €212,500 per week, which equates to greater than €10m a yr. The deal would additionally run till 2025.
The Magpies had been hoping it might be sufficient to tempt the playmaker right into a January change.
However Paqueta has rejected their proposal as he doesn’t need to be a part of a relegation battle. Newcastle sit nineteenth within the Premier League desk after 17 video games, having gained simply as soon as.
Lyon, in distinction, are preventing to win this season’s Europa League crown. They gained Group A in convincing type, selecting up 5 wins out of six, thus qualifying them for the spherical of 16.
That places them far forward of Eddie Howe’s facet proper now.
The report claims Paqueta will take into account leaving the French membership. Nevertheless, he would solely achieve this if a ‘prestigious’ Champions League facet got here calling.
The star has made 55 appearances for Lyon up to now, registering 17 targets and 10 assists. He value the seven-time Ligue 1 winners €20m when becoming a member of from AC Milan.
Good Newcastle resolution might be Barca man
In the meantime, the Specific state Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could be a great signing for Newcastle.
The France worldwide is pocketing £208,000 every week on the Camp Nou, one thing his present membership can’t afford.
As such, they’re keen to maneuver him on without spending a dime this winter. Newcastle are getting ready to behave as they’ve the means to fulfill his wage calls for, due to the PIF takeover.
Umtiti is an skilled participant who may change into Jamaal Lascelles’ new companion on the again. The membership have had hassle with Ciaran Clark and Fabian Schar in latest months.
In addition they have the worst defensive document within the Prem, which implies January reinforcements are a necessity.