Ligue 1: Jean Lucas signs for Lyon amid Ndombele exit talk

Flamengo midfielder Jean Lucas reportedly cost Lyon €8 million and is the second new arrival after goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu

Jean Lucas, who joins from Flamengo, is widely expected to replace Tanguy Ndombele at Lyon.   -  Getty Images

Lyon has confirmed the signing of Flamengo midfielder Jean Lucas, who has been tipped as a replacement for Tanguy Ndombele.

Jean Lucas reportedly cost the club €8 million and is the second new arrival after goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu since Sylvinho and Juninho Pernambucano were drafted in as head coach and sporting director, respectively.

The addition of the Brazilian could pave the way for France international Ndombele to leave, with Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain understood to be leading the race for his signature.

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"Physically and technically above average, Jean Lucas is considered a very promising talent [in Brazil]," read a club statement.

"Lyon will now be able to enjoy the qualities of the 21-year-old Brazilian in an area that was defined as a priority by Juninho and Sylvinho."

Jean Lucas made his professional debut for Flamengo in January 2018 and was handed a three-year contract the following the month.

He played 28 matches for the club before joining Jorge Sampaoli's Santos on loan in February.

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