Lucas Paquetá

Paqueta should be so proud


By Hughie Southon

Lucas Paqueta has every reason to be very proud of himself at least this moment in time!

And despite the awful circumstances which have surrounded him us fans couldn’t be happier that a brilliantly creative midfielder is still around despite advances from a team no player can refuse – Manchester City!

As has been said at various times over recent months the probe going on to allegations of football betting wrongdoing he has shown no sign of anxiety on the pitch

Indeed it is fair to say his game has got better and better despite that with Vladi Coufal already describing him as as good as the sensational Pirlo.

But whilst the betting probe is one thing and surely a hugely disappointing development for the guy it’s the Manchester City episode which may be the worst thing for him to carry.

At a point where his career – whether we like it or not – was about to hit the heights, it’s taken away from him by a probe such as this must be heart wrenching. Right now  he is innocent until guilt is proven and behaving like it in a big way.

A proper pro who continues to give everything for his club,

Thanks Lucas

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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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