There was a lot of talk about Manchester City signing Lucas Paqueta in the summer, and there is still talk about the West Ham United attacking player.
In the summer, TalkSPORT said that Manchester City made an offer of £70 million for Lucas Paqueta, a player for West Ham United.
People like Paqueta wanted to move to City. Last season, City won the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, and the FA Cup.
The West Ham United turned down the offer from the City.
TalkSPORT says that City stopped wanting Paqueta after he “became the subject of an FA betting investigation.” Instead, they signed Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City is still linked to Lucas Paqueta.
These past few days, there have been rumors about a possible move to City in the future.
Paqueta wants to move to City in the summer of 2024, according to The Sun on Sunday (print version October 15, page 75).
The British tabloid said that the star player for Brazil’s national team has an £85 million release clause in his deal that will start to work in 2024.
Football Transfers said on Sunday that City is still interested in Paqueta and “admire” him.
The report said that City could try to sign the 26-year-old again after the FA’s probe into possible betting violations is over.
What does Italian writer Fabrizio Romano think about the Lucas Paqueta rumor? Romano has shared his thoughts on the matter.
Romeo said that City has always admired the former Lyon star, but they are not actively trying to bring him to the Etihad Stadium right now.
The expert on transfers told CaughtOffSide, “We’ve known for a long time that City has always liked Paqueta, but there’s nothing new going on right now.”
City got Matheus Nunes in the summer to play that spot, so getting another player like him in the middle of the field might not be a top priority.
Of course, Kalvin Phillips could leave, as I said last week, but the player spot for January hasn’t been decided yet, and it will also depend on how the Phillips deal works out.
I don’t think City will try to sign Paqueta.
The West Ham number 10 is a great player who can play on the wing, in the middle as an attacking midfielder, or further back.
But City already has a lot of good midfielders, so they don’t really need Paqueta.
So far in his career, the Brazilian has played 37 times in the Premier League.
Paqueta has helped set up five goals and scored five himself in those games.