Fans told West Ham could make stunning move to sign £67M midfielder
It has again been claimed that West Ham could now make a stunning move to try and sign Lucas Paqueta from Lyon this summer
The Hammers have been doing some decent transfer business this summer and are just one of a number of clubs that have showed an interest in trying to sign Brazilian Paqueta this summer
And although the Hammers interest in the player has wavered in recent weeks – there is still a lot of speculation in the media that he could come over to the Premier League
And according to CBS journalist Ben Jacobs – West Ham could challenge Newcastle and Arsenal for the 24-year-old’s signature: “I think Newcastle will monitor the Paqueta situation, but if Paqueta is really pushing for a move then the clubs that want him, Newcastle included, are trying to establish where that move would be to.
“Whether that’s the league or a specific club. Keep an eye on West Ham as well as they could come into the mix and keep an eye on PSG who want at least three more signings.”
Lyon’s head of recruitment Bruno Cheyrou has recently revealed that the club are looking to reduce the size of their squad and are open to letting a few of the clubs big players depart the club
“We need to reduce the squad size,’ Cheyrou said. ‘In terms of departures, we will analyse offers on a case-by-case basis but the economics will come into consideration.
‘We will consider the offers with Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot in order to make the best decisions. I am here to ensure the best team possible, but there are other things to take into account as well.’
Asked specifically about Paqueta, Cheyrou said, ‘We are prepared for every eventuality.’
There has been so much speculation and rumours about the man that many West Ham fans do not know if he will get signed or not
He has had one good season over in French football – so spending £67 million on him cannot really be justified, can it?
He will probably leave Lyon this summer as they are open to selling – we just dont know if West Ham will want to pay such a big amount after spending so much money on other areas of the pitch
But he is certainly a player that could make a big impact at the club next season
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