RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 01: Lucas Paqueta (R) of Flamengo struggles for the ball with Diego of Atletico-PR during the match between Flamengo and Atletico-PR as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 at Maracana Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

The Brazilian youngster has signed with Italian Lega Serie A club AC Milan and he was presented to the media today.

Brazilian footballer Lucas Paqueta has left Flamengo in his native country to join Italian Lega Serie A side AC Milan.

“I feel great. I’m happy and I already feel very involved. I want to thank everyone for the faith that has been placed in me and I hope to repay this out on the pitch,” he explained on the club’s official website.

“Milan are a great team with a decorated history. They’ve won it all. Receiving the call from Leonardo was important.”

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“He presented the project to me and, together with my family, we said yes to AC Milan because it was the best choice,” he added.

“I’m a technical player and one that’s always looking to understand how the game changes. I’m an attacking player, I have a good physique and I like to put myself about, with and without the ball, while also creating play and looking to score.”

“I chose No.39 because it was my first number at Flamengo. I hope it can bring me luck here at AC Milan,” he explained.

“I prefer to play in midfield but I’ve also played further forward. I am at the Coach’s disposal and I’m here to give my all”.