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Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas joins Lyon
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Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas joins Lyon

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Rio De Janeiro, Jun 26 : Lyon have announced the signing of highly-rated Flamengo midfielder Jean Lucas, as the French club's Brazilian manager Sylvinho bolsters his squad for the 2019-20 season.

Lucas, 21, was secured on a five-year deal, with Lyon reportedly agreeing to an initial transfer fee of eight million euros (9.1 million US dollars). The announcement came less than two weeks after the Ligue 1 outfit agreed to offload Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid for 48 million euros.

Brazilian Lucas spent the past six months on loan at Santos, where he became a regular starter under manager Jorge Sampaoli. Lyon finished third in the 2018-19 Ligue 1 standings, 19 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain.(XINHUA)