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Jean Lucas joins AS Monaco

Jean Lucas joins AS Monaco
AS Monaco is pleased to announce the signing of Jean Lucas. The 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder has signed a five season contract with the Club.

AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais have reached an agreement for the transfer of Jean Lucas. The Brazilian midfielder, who has made 67 top flight appearances in Brazilian and French football (3 goals, 5 assists), has joined the Rouge et Blanc through 30 June 2026.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jean Lucas joined Flamengo’s youth teams in 2015 and made his debut in 2018, aged just 19, in Serie A (Brazilian first division). In his first professional season, he also played in the Copa Libertadores with his parent club before joining Santos FC on loan.

Experience in the Champions League

With the São Paulo team, his technical ability and passing skills quickly attracted the attention of European scouts. In 2019, he signed for Olympique Lyonnais and embarked on his first experience outside Brazil. Despite a truncated first season due to the premature end of the league, he made a total of 25 appearances in eighteen months for the Rhone club and even played in the Champions League.

With his loan to Stade Brestois starting in January 2021, his vision and and ability to get forward enabled him to have an impressive half-season, contributing to the Breton club’s survival in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

AS Monaco welcomes him!

I am proud to join AS Monaco, one of the biggest clubs in the French Championship. The club has had a great season and will be fighting for a place in the Champions League group stage. I am happy to have the opportunity to contribute to this dynamic.
Jean Lucas

Oleg Petrov, Vice-President and CEO of AS Monaco: “We are very happy to welcome Jean Lucas to our Club. His arrival demonstrates our desire to further develop the quality of the squad and to provide it with the means to be competitive whilst playing in different competitions.”

Paul Mitchell, Sporting Director: “We are delighted to have Jean Lucas join AS Monaco. Jean is very much a modern midfielder with technical qualities that allow him to function in many roles in the midfield area. We are convinced that this ability to play different positions will be an asset to not only our organization but also enhances his chances to fulfill his high potential at AS Monaco. At 23 years of age, he has experience with two of the most famous Brazilian clubs and also knows French football and its demands, having played in France over the last few seasons. His versatility and playing profile will give Niko another really strong piece in both the midfield and attack. Welcome Jean!”

Jean Lucas: “I am proud to join AS Monaco, one of the biggest clubs in Ligue 1. The club had a great season and will be fighting for a place in the Champions League group stage. I am happy to have the opportunity to contribute to this sort of growth. To commit myself to this project, is a very good opportunity for me, to continue to take steps forward. I would like to thank the Club for the trust placed in me and I am looking forward to showing my abilities in my new colors.”

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