Friday, 19 July 2019 | 04:42 WIB

Lucas Paqueta Set to Join AC Milan

Flamengo attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta (sportingnews)

RIO DE JANEIRO, NNC - Flamengo midfielder Lucas Paqueta is reported to be set to join AC Milan at the end of this year. The news was officially issued by Flamengo on Wednesday (10/17) local time.

The Rio de Janeiro-based club will not reveal in detail about the fee they will receive for the 21-year-old, but said the offer was close to Paqueta's buyout clause.

Brazilian media reported that the fee could reach around 35 million euros, depending on the player's buyout clause. Paqueta made his debut for Flamengo in May last year, and has played 58 times for the first team.

He will remain in Brazil until the end of the season in December. Flamengo is a contender for the Brazilian league title, and recently they are third in the league standings with nine games remaining.