OL have definitely turned the page Lucas Paquetá

OL have definitely turned the page Lucas Paquetá

Lucas Paqueta against Lorient (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)

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

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

But not everything is a question of big money, even if the economic context is also to be taken into account, and sportingly, peter bosz has lost its master to play. The Dutchman got annoyed at the press conference when the question about the impact of the Brazilian’s departure came up. “I don’t want to talk about those who aren’t there. I trust my players, even in midfield, he retorted. They have all proven. The only one that didn’t was 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 there are not many in the squad who know how to make the link between midfield and attack, while taking the defensive role to heart. In Reims on Sunday (1-1), it’s Jeff Reine-Adelaide who started, and for his second tenure since returning from injury in February, he suffered from comparison. “Paquetá has an atypical profile, he has this ability to move very high up in midfield, even downright up front. It does not have its counterpart in the workforce, observed Philippe Violeau. On the other hand, by reorganizing the scheme, there are solutions in Lyon. In the midfield, there are people, but we will have to find the organization that works well.

We saw it against the Champenois, Alexandre Lacazette seemed very alone in the middle of the Reims defenders. For To fart Bosch, we will have to solve this problem by finding a way to support the center forward during the Rhone offensives. We can think that Reine-Adelaide, Romain Faivre, Houssem Aouar (if he remains) see Rayan Cherki (with a view to a transition to 4-2-3-1) will be responsible for having this role of creator. Maxence Caqueret and Corentin Tolisso will also have to exceed their function to provide support to the offensive elements. The solutions exist for the Batavian coach, who has a few days before the first big deadlines (Monaco on September 11 and Paris on September 18) to find the appropriate organization.


Paquetá discovers 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 then gradually died out and no longer weighed on the team’s results. Relaunched by OL following his failure at AC Milan, he is now expected across the Channel. “I believe he can succeed in England. I think it might even be good for him in his development as a footballer, asserted Felipe Schmidtjournalist for the media Globe and responsible for covering international football news. Paquetá always holds the game too much, sometimes he plays too fast. Here, with even faster football, he will have to adapt this detail to survive. But he has the talent and the physical ability to excel once he manages to adapt.

A few months before the World Cup, which he should approach in the shoes of a holder of the Seleção, we say to ourselves that the story between the former Milanese and Olympique Lyonnais could have continued a little longer, but the world of football is like that. “He was always convinced that he would leave Lyon this summer, explained Felipe Schmidt. The curious thing is that the offers have only arrived now, at the end of the transfer window, which is probably not ideal for him. On the contrary, I would have understood that he decided to stay at OL with a view to the World Cup. Which would have been a big change from 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 the Rhône to fly to England. A feeling of incompleteness surrounds this departure, because over the 80 matches he played with the Lyon shirt, the Brazilian has shown that he is a different player, capable of raising the crowd with his technical gestures and his inspirations. . The fans would certainly have preferred to see more, especially since he did not participate in OL’s best period, but like some of his compatriots before him, he will leave a mark on the club.

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