The 21 year-old attacking midfielder has scored six goals and registered two assists in 20 Brazilian Série A this season, and has added two more assists for Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores in seven games.
In all, Paqueta has played 53 games in all competitions for Flamengo over the past two seasons after coming up through the youth ranks at the Rio de Janeiro club. He’s mainly played at attacking midfield for Flamengo, although he’s also played at central midfield and
Barcelona has been rumored to be interested in signing the young midfielder, so Kaka’s got his work cut out for him. Paqueta’s got a contract that runs through 2020 with a reported release clause of €50 million, but he could go for a fee of as high as €70 million, with Flamengo looking to keep European hands off of one of their prized assets.
Milan, of course, have had a number of successful Brazilian players over the decades, and having someone like Leonardo or Kaka involved can only be a good thing for Milan. A young player with experience in the top division of Brazil with a club of the reputation of Flamengo would be a good move for Milan, but if Barcelona or PSG start throwing their money around, Milan would be at a severe disadvantage. However, Flamengo is one of the clubs that Leonardo played for in Brazil, so if he’s able to work his magic with a team he used to play for Milan have a chance, otherwise Paqueta might end up being a little too expensive a target for Milan, at least right now.