Amazing” £150,000 per week Today, the Man City target gave a Premier League masterclass.
Lucas Paqueta, a midfielder for West Ham United, has been linked to Manchester City recently. The Brazilian today demonstrated his abilities for the Irons.
Yesterday, City lost to Crystal Palace 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.
Accepting the outcome was extremely disheartening because City had appeared so at ease during the match and had spent the majority of it confined to the Palace half.
After just one victory in the previous six league games, City supporters are already becoming quite concerned. However, defensive carelessness allowed the Eagles to salvage a draw from the match.
It will be interesting to watch if Pep chooses to enter the transfer window in January and whether he targets Lucas Paqueta in particular.
City supporters watching West Ham vs. Wolves today will have witnessed Paqueta at his best.
The Brazilian was playing brilliantly for the Hammers, setting up all three goals in the team’s comfortable 3-0 victory.
Twice, Paqueta got past Mohammed Kudus to set up Jarrod Bowen for a goal in the second half.
Paqueta had excellent footwork and ball retention throughout the entire game. In addition to his three assists, the player of the game produced the most crucial passes of any player with six (Statman Dave).
He won 12 out of 19 duels defensively, according to Sofascore.
Although it wasn’t quite a “Kevin De Bruyne masterclass against Wolves,” the £150,000-a-week maestro made a big statement with his performance. He is undoubtedly a player who would flourish in City’s squad. The Evening Standard gave him an 8 out of 10 for his performance, describing it as “A superb hat-trick of assists, all with passes that were made to look simple but were perfectly executed.”
Last month, rumours circulated that City intended to make another attempt to sign Paqueta in January. However, if City decides to try to sign him, they should expect a lot of opposition.
Paqueta is an elite athlete.
In the summer, City had their sights set on signing Paqueta, but the West Ham midfielder remained solid, and the reports of his questionable betting eventually surfaced.
Although it’s unknown if City will make another bid for Paqueta, his talent is undeniable.
Without Kevin De Bruyne, City has been aching for a little bit of technical brilliance. Although Julian Alvarez has shown flashes of brilliance this season, he does not seem to be entirely at ease playing alongside Phil Foden as an advanced midfielder.
Although it would be fantastic to see the team sign Paqueta, it will really be quite tough to pull off the move because West Ham will not want to let go of a crucial player in the middle of the season, particularly if they want to contend for a European spot.