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Jean Lucas, the first stone in the new OL project

Published on 25 June 2019 at 11:22 AM
Arrivée : Jean Lucas, la première pierre
Unknown to the majority of Ligue 1 fans, Jean Lucas is nonetheless one of Brazil's most highly valued prospects and is aiming to make a splash in European football by signing with Olympique Lyonnais.

After successful youth spells with Nova Iguaçu (2006-2013) and Bonsucesso (2013-2015) in his native Brazil, Jean Lucas made the leap to Flamengo, where the now 21-year-old defensive midfielder turned pro last year. His first-team debut with the legendary Rio club came on January 17, 2018 in a match against Volta Redonda. He signed a three-year pro contract a month later and played 28 matches before being loaned out to Santos in February 2019.

 

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Under the orders of head coach Jorge Sampaoli, the midfielder became an unquestioned starter and key piece of the Peixe's second-place finish in the Brasileiro Série before the Copa America break. A physically and technically gifted player, Jean Lucas is a highly valued prospect in the land of Jogo Bonito. OL will now be able to enjoy the qualities of the 21-year-old Brazilian in a position that was defined as a priority by Juninho and Sylvinho.

 

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