AC Milan Complete €30m Signing Of Liverpool Target Described As The 'New Kaká'

AC Milan fans will fondly remember the days of an in-form Kaká lighting up the San Siro during his first stint with the club.

Granted, both AC and Inter Milan are trying to restore the days when they were the most feared teams in Serie A, following on from Juventus' recent dominance of the Italian league.

It looks like I Rossoneri means business, though, with the announcement that they have secured the signing of a Liverpool target labelled as the 'new Kaká.'

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

According to the Guardian's Fabrizio Romano, the Italian side has completed the €30m signing of Lucas Paquetá from Flamengo.

Should everything be fine with the 21-year-old Brazilian's medical, the move will be finalised in the January transfer window.

Paquetá has been capped twice for Brazil and played over 40 matches for Flamengo since his 2016 debut.

As well as interest from Liverpool, the up-and-coming attacking midfielder has been linked with some of Europe's top clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

Kaká played for AC Milan from 2003 to 2009 before he made his high-profile switch to Real Madrid.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Brazilian's career stagnated due to different injuries that he suffered, though he did return to the Italian club for one more season in 2013.

Kaká took home the Ballon d'Or in 2007 and is the last winner that wasn't Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, who have both dominated the award for the last 11 years.

Do you think Paquetá will be a success at AC Milan?

Let us know in the comments.

Adnan Riaz

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