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Lucas Paqueta is a wanted man!

Claret and Hugh understands  the brilliant Brazilian attacking midfielder has arrived very clearly on Newcastle’s radar following the player’s change of agents.

Lucas-Paqueta-West-ham-newcastle-transferThe 26 year old cost the Hammers £50 million as their record signing last season and has a contract at the London Stadium until 2027 with a year’s option attached.

So should the Toon come for him this summer it is going to be very hard for David Moyes to let him leave so soon after Declan Rice’s departure and with Tomas Soucek still unhappy at not being offered a new deal.

Paqueta got better and better as the season progressed and was responsible for the exquisite assist which saw Jarrod Bowen pounce on his wonderful pass to score the goal that won the Conference Final against Fiorentina.

However, we learned tonight that Eddie Howe has been discussing the possibility of taking him to St James’ with a variety of agents.

Should an offer come in with which the Hammers agree – highly unlikely – the Brazilian would command a transfer fee in the region of £75 million to £80 million/

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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:

    It’s already been made clear by the club he is not for sale irrespective of the offer. West ham need to make proper signings to keep players like Paquera content so lets hope the new dof will be allowed to do so and the sooner the better.

  • Buster says:

    …..Can’t see Paqueta wanting to swap his London lifestyle for one in the North East.

  • Chunk says:

    Personally, for me at 75-80m I would take it and replace him with Eze of Crystal Palace

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