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Big Paqueta bonus may be on way

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By Sean Whetstone

West Ham could double their money on Lucas Paqueta in a year if he is sold for £85m

The Hammers bought Paqueta from Lyon for £36m plus £18m of add-ons, but only around £4m have been activated so far, leaving a commitment of £40m

Lyon does hold a 10% sell-on clause on profit worth around £4.5m to the French club, but that would still leave £40.5m allowing the Hammers to double their money on the Brazilian playmaker.

Manchester City offered under £70m in their first verbal bid to West Ham which was quickly rejected,

They have been told it would take a bid of £85m to change their minds and give up their top signing from last summer.

If Paqueta is sold for £85m, it would leave outbound sales reaching £226m this summer, of which £66m has already been committed for Edson Alvarez and James Ward Prowse in transfer fees and add-ons.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • johnham1 says:

    In my opinion he is worth every penny of 85m if not more. He is a proper footballer, the best I have seen for a long time at the club.

  • PAUL GARNER says:

    YES, ALLWELL AND GOOD, BUT YOU KNOW THE SAYING, THE RICHEST MAN IN THE GRAVEYARD, WE ARE IN DANGER OF BEING THE RICHEST MAN IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP, IF WE DONT GET SOME PLAYERS IN SOON.
    I AM EXCITED BY SOME OF THE NAMES WE HAVE BEEN LINKED WITH, BUT WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO GET A DEAL DONE, HOW LONG MUST WE BE TALKING FOR BEFORE OFFERING SOME MONEY, VERY FRUSTRATING.

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