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Jean Lucas: "I'm very happy to join this great team"

Published on 25 June 2019 at 3:43 PM
Jean Lucas : « Très heureux de rejoindre cette grande équipe »
Shortly after signing a five-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais, 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas was officially presented to reporters at a press conference that also brought together club president Jean-Michel Aulas and Florian Maurice, head of recruitment.

Jean Lucas 

"I'm very happy to join this great team. I thank God and my family for making a dream come true. OL is a big club with great players. I hope to make history at this club. Juninho called me and I was very happy. Since I was little I've said I wanted to play in France. That's what made my decision. I've followed French football for some time. I know that it requires a lot of strength. I like to attack but I also know how to defend. I hope to be a starter soon as possible to show the fans what I can do. I don't have any idols in Brazil except my dad. My idol is in Europe and it's Paul Pogba. The coach? I know Sylvinho. He's an excellent coach." 


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Jean-Michel Aulas

"It's a case that was settled quite quickly. Florian Maurice works directly with us to build the team that will allow us to grow again this year. We took advantage of the partnership with the Pelé Academia to visit some friends. Juninho had asked us to meet Jean Lucas and his dad. It was a great opportunity that was validated by Florian. Jean has committed to the club for five years in a transfer worth 8 million. He's a young player who has the qualities we were looking for. We shouldn't demand things from him right away because he's only 21 years old. We are very happy to welcome him. His family will move to Lyon. His coach in Santos, Jorge Sampaoli, told us a lot of good things about him."


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