Speaking of The Done Deal ShowCBS journalist Ben Jacobs has spoken out about Arsenal’s interest in Lucas Paqueta.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with Paqueta in recent weeks and while a deal has reportedly been discussed, the London club are nowhere near ready to get that one over the line.
Unfortunately, according to Jacobs, this could be a pretty complicated deal for the Gunners.
Indeed, Jacobs says any move for Paqueta will be very complicated due to the power struggle amid an ongoing takeover in Lyon.
what was said
Jacobs spoke about Paqueta and the situation in Lyon.
“What complicates things is the power struggle in Lyon and it doesn’t get that much coverage. There’s a US businessman named John Textor who has signed a deal to become the majority shareholder of Lyon, but he’s not on it yet,” Jacobs said.
“And Textor wants to compete with PSG, so he’s probably reluctant to sell Paqueta, but Jean-Marie Aulas knows what the player wants and there’s this desire from Lyon to get a sky-high price, tempered by the fact that Paqueta are going want , versus who’s really in charge?
“Does Aulas put out Paqueta so that Aulas can be made a scapegoat when Textor is in Aulas? Or does Aulas make a move to sell a star player before Textor comes in? Or does he work unofficially for Textor? That is unclear at the moment.”
It’s a very complex situation and could cost Arsenal a chance to sign Paqueta.
Aulas would take a big risk if he sold a star player before Textor came along, but if the player wants to leave, Aulas has to do what is right for Paqueta.
However, the Lyon owner certainly won’t want to let him go for less than his market value, so Arsenal may have to pay through the nose to sign the Brazilian this summer.
This deal seems quite complicated and perhaps Arsenal would be best off putting this on hold until January.
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