In the home stretch of this summer transfer window, Olympique Lyonnais attacking midfielder Lucas Paquet was attacked by West Ham. After a first offer, estimated at 50 million euros, refused by the Gones, the Hammers will return to the charge.
Will Lucas Paqueta leave OL this summer?
I won’t talk about him, but I can tell you that we made an offer for him. 23 years old (24, editor’s note), 30 caps in Brazil, can play 10 or 8, plays quite often like a false 9 for Brazil… I think his pedigree is really good.
At a press conference on Wednesday, West Ham coach David Moyes made no secret of his interest in Olympique Lyonnais attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta. The Hammers have indeed made a first offer estimated at 50 million euros for the Brazilian international.
West Ham will return the charge
But the Rhone club immediately rejected this approach for the former Milanese. Open to the departure of the 24-year-old talent on this summer transfer window, the Gones have however set his starting price at 60 million euros. And precisely, according to information from the British media Sky Sports on Thursday, discussions are continuing between the two formations in order to find common ground.
On this file, the London team has thus planned to return to the charge by making a more important proposal. Suffice to say that an agreement seems largely possible on this file if the two teams show themselves ready to make a compromise. But even if West Ham agrees with Lyon, the current 20th in the Premier League will then have to pull out all the stops to get along with Paqueta, who risks being extremely greedy financially.
Paqueta London agent…
And precisely, his agent, currently present in London, could take advantage of the situation to raise the bids. While the Daily Mail has mentioned Tottenham’s interest in Auriverde, his representative is in talks with several English league teams. Suffice to say that the soap opera Paqueta is likely to animate OL for the next few days…
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