After a decade of loyal service, it real feels like Lucas’s time with the club has come to an end. Lucas last several seasons with the club were marked by uncertainty, and in every transfer window, there were rumours that he would be off. So maybe it won’t happen and Lucas will still be chugging along in a Liverpool shirt come August, plugging holes in the team’s defense and midfield, but at 30-years-old and after ten full years with the club, that seems unlikely.
One team that has made their interest in Lucas known is Gremio, the Brazilian club from where Benítez plucked him back in 2007. They had tried to initiate a transfer back in January. It didn’t happen, but it seems they’re keen to renew their interest.
Speaking of Lucas, Gremio vice-director said, “Lucas is a great player, it would be an impact signing. If there is a possibility in the financial conditions of Gremio, and that also serves Lucas’ interest, it is possible that he may come.
“At this time, there is no negotiation. I talked to him a few days ago. At any moment we can make contact. He is also seeing the interest of other clubs. There is, yes, possibility of him coming. There is currently nothing in progress.”
A move back home to finish out his career seems, intuitively, like the choice a loyal player such as Lucas would make.
However, if he wants to stay in the Premier League, there are also rumours that former boss Benítez would like to see him play for newly-promoted Newcastle next season.
If he does leave, while it would be an understandable move from both Lucas’ and Liverpool’s perspectives, it will still be a bittersweet day.