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Newcastle hero Bernard reveals talks underway with Lyon ace Paqueta

Newcastle hero Olivier Bernard says they're speaking with Lyon attacker Lucas Paqueta.

Bernard has described the former AC Milan star as a 'perfect number 10', and believes the addition of another Brazilian international would put Newcastle into the top-eight next season.

He told Newcastle Fans TV: "I've got a really good feeling about Paqueta. He could be on his way. Once you get one, you get them all. To be honest, it's a snowball for me. I'd love that, and I know they're talking so it looks good.

"He's Bruno, probably with 10 goals a season. He's an old-fashioned number 10 that has got bags of technique and awareness, he's ridiculous. I wouldn't say he works hard, but he's always in the pockets. You've got to watch him, he's always between lines and he makes the link between midfielders and forwards.

"He's a perfect number 10 and a left footer, so he is something I would love to see at the club. If we get him, we will definitely be in the top eight [next season]."


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