Ligue 1 giants Lyon have confirmed they have signed Jean Lucas from Flamengo on a five-year contract. The 21-year-old has decided to leave his native Brazil after a disappointing few years with Flamengo.
He made his debut for the Brazilian outfit in 2018, making just 14 appearances but he did enough to impress Santos scouts.
A loan move soon followed but he returned to Flamengo this summer and Lyon have now paid 7million euros to bring him to the Groupama Stadium.
Confirming the deal, Lyon released the following statement: “Olympique Lyonnais is very pleased to announce an agreement with the Brazilian club Flamengo to bring the promising young Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas de Souza Oliveira to Lyon.
“The amount of the transfer is eight million euros, plus a percentage of a potential future transfer. Jean Lucas has signed a five-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais.”