Paqueta changes agents


Claret and Hugh Exclusive by Hugh Southon

Paqueta changes agents

Lucas Paqueta has changed his agents over the last few weeks in a move similar to that enacted by Gianluca Scamacca.

There have been strong rumours that the Brazilian is much admired by the likes of Newcastle and that a summer offer could come in for him from manager Eddie Howe.

Paqueta AND Scamacca change agents

And given that Scamacca has been absent from the Irons side almost since the time he changed agents there are worries that the pair of them may be looking towards the Hammers exit door.

We were told exclusively this afternoon that Paqueta had decided and completed a new deal with a Brazilian agent and that various clubs were interested in the midfielder who is on a five year deal until 2027 with a year’s option attached.

With Declan Rice leaving and Tomas Soucek refusing a new contract at the moment it could become a difficult summer should Paqueta be on the search list of Premier League clubs.

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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:

    Is anyone really surprised, Moyes stays players will want to leave because if his style of football its too defensive, we have already lost Lanzini because Moyes played a player like Soucek, the decision to keep Moyes is the wrong decision and these are the consequences. The only way we keep improving is to attract 4 or 5 top players with quality not average over rated players like mctominay, ward prowse, Phillips etc…

  • hammerpete6 says:

    It certainly is evident that Moyes favours workhorses to artisans. He is eminently happier with Soucek, and attracted to Downes, Phillips, McTominay. He gave a hard time to Lanzini, Benrahma and Scamacca when fit, and never picks Cornet to start. I admit I don’t like the Moyes template as a watch, and maybe some players don’t like to play the scrap and scramble style. But you can’t knock success and Moyes has earned his position.

  • johnham1 says:

    I listened to Warbutten and his reasons for leaving. Very clear he did not agree with Moyes football philosophy. The fallout of the decision to keep Moyes is just starting and will grow and grow. Shocking decision by club to retain him. Even the point and benefits of appointing a football director are negated by the fact Moyes wont change his philosophy. I just cannot describe how insane this decision is with managers like Graham Potter out there, just insane.

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