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Brazilian wonder boy Paqueta happy to join Milan

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Lucas Paquetà is buzzing about his dream move to AC Milan and is keen to follow the footsteps of fellow Brazilian greats.

The Brazilian will join the Rossoneri in January, and today he spoke in a Press conference cited by Football Italia ahead of his final game for Flamengo.

“I am grateful to the Flamengo for having formed me as a man and as a footballer,” Paqueta began.

“For giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and my objectives. Everything has changed since I first came here, this is a club that will always remain in my heart. I’ll always love these colours and this club.

“The transfer to Italy is a dream that’s become reality, I only know ‘grazie’ but I’ll try to keep up with the language. I’m already learning.

“I’ll experience [this final match] in the best way, maybe I’ll cry when I see the Flamengo fans – it’s certainly possible.

“I spoke to Juan, who told me wonderful things about Italy, and also to Kaka, who gave me some advice and explained a couple of things.

“He told me to act with conviction and be decisive, even if I’m a shy person. I will fly to Italy in the next few days for the last details. Now I want to close things with Flamengo in the best possible way.

“I’ve talked about it with my wife and my mother, and maybe I’ll have a little fear of leaving Flamengo, it’s something I’ve never dealt with before.

“I will always love this club and have always been happy here. I’ll leave with a little pain, it’ll be like leaving home for the first time.

“You can understand that feeling, can’t you? I’m sure that one day, maybe at the end of my career, I’ll be back.”