In a stunning turn of events, Manchester City has taken the football world by surprise with an unexpected bid targeting Lucas Paqueta, an attacking midfield gem from West Ham United.
Driven by the desire to fortify their offensive prowess following the departure of Riyad Mahrez, the Citizens have swiftly initiated a bid aimed at securing the services of the Brazilian player.
Sources emanating from Brazil, most notably Per Ge Globo, a renowned and highly credible outlet, have reported City’s audacious proposal centered around none other than Lucas Paqueta. Displaying his skill on the international stage, Paqueta has showcased his talent in 42 appearances for the Brazilian national team, finding the back of the net on 9 occasions.
The dynamic attacking midfielder, who experienced a mixed performance trajectory during the preceding season, now finds himself at the epicenter of a staggering £70 million bid, a testament to his undeniable potential. Impressively, his current valuation as per Transfermarkt.com stands at a noteworthy 45 million euros.
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Lucas Paqueta has donned the colors of West Ham in 41 matches, crafting 5 goals and facilitating an additional 7 assists. The Hammers, who have already suffered the departure of Declan Rice for a substantial fee, are now confronted with the prospect of parting ways with another integral member of their starting lineup.
As the dust settles on Gianluca Scamacca’s exit, the managerial helm held by David Moyes faces a pressing challenge to expeditiously infuse monetary resources into the squad, a task that demands swift action given the imminent commencement of the upcoming season, mere days away.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.