Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Ready to Join Race for Signature of Flamengo Star Paqueta

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Ready to Join Race for Signature of Flamengo Star Paqueta

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UNITED are set to enter an intense transfer race to sign Flamengo attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta, according to reports.

According to Le10 Sport, United are among a host of top European sides hoping to lure the 21-year-old to Europe in the coming months.

It is suggested Liverpool, City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all monitoring the progress of the Brazil international after he impressed in recent friendlies.

Bleacher Report suggest Paqueta's current deal, which expires in December 2020, reportedly includes a release clause of 50m euros.

The Flamengo star rose to fame in his country for a number of commanding performances at club level last season. His performances have been so impressive that the midfielder was handed his first international call-up for Brazil earlier in the month. …

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