Luis Henrique is an Olympien
Young Brazilian striker Luis Henrique signed a contract to join Olympique de Marseille. After Pape Gueye, Léonardo Balerdi and Yuto Nagatomo, he is the fourth recruit in the summer transfer window for Olympique de Marseille. He becomes the 42nd Brazilian player to war the Olympiens shirt. While he wore number 7 in Botafogo, in particular as a tribute to Garrincha, he will wear number 11 for Marseille.
Born 14 December, 2001 in Joao Pessoa, Lucas Henrique is a Brazilian left winger capable of playing in all positions of attack. Since 1 January 1, he has been on loan to Botafogo. He has, in 19 matches in all competitions for his first year as a pro, scored 2 goals and delivered 5 assists.
Fast and capable of relentless runs on his wing, he is also a good dribbler and possesses excellent ball handling.
With the Henrique, football is a family affair. His father is a former professional player now a coach and his little brother is a delight for the Botafogo youth teams.
Frank McCourt: "Since I bought OM 4 years ago, I try to develop a vision embracing both football, economical and social impact development to serve Marseille’s community. Today is a very special moment for me: recruiting an important talent from Brazil to reinforce the team on the pitch and launching an out of the ordinary musical partnership with BMG to promote Marseillais artistic talents at the same time. That’s exactly why I came here and why I will continue to dedicate my energy to the club and the city with the great team around me.”
Pablo Longoria: “Luis Henrique is a player of great talent and of the future. He has significant physical capacities, a good quality of dribbling, a great rhythm. These are important qualities in football today and characteristics that are appreciated in our squad. He has a lot of talents, he started in a Brazilian first division team with a lot of pressure. He will bring us some interesting things with its characteristics. He is a promising player. He can occupy any offensive position. I am not locked on roles, especially at his age. For young players it is important to understand that you can change your position, especially in attack. He can play everywhere in front. He played as a winger with Botafogo's U20s and then a striker with Botafogo's first team. In the past two years he has played in all offensive positions. We can't wait to see him because with his characteristics, he's a passionate player who can convey emotions."