Paqueta under FA investigation


West Ham star Lucas Paqueta is being investigated by the Football Association for potential betting breaches according to Mail Sport.

The Mail claims the move from Manchester City to sign the player West Ham,  has collapsed with  sources citing ‘confidential’ issues.

The newspaper has now confirmed the 25-year-old Brazilian is the subject of an FA investigation over allegations of gambling on football. The specifics are yet to be revealed and in the meantime West Ham nervously wait to see if it will lead to Paqueta being charged by the authorities.

Paqueta impressed in the opening game of the season at Bournemouth. He was substituted in the fourth minute of stoppage time, seconds after receiving a yellow card for handling the ball directly from Alphonse Areola’s goal-kick.

Whether the midfield player appears in the game against Chelsea  on Sunday remains to be seen and that is a tricky one for the manager who will no doubt consider Paqueta’s mental situation given the charges before making a decision.

Lucas Paqueta's summer move from West Ham to Manchester City has fallen through

Paqueta under FA investigation

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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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  • Buster says:

    The Daily Mail. 1960’s fish n chips wrapper……. War time toiler paper. Enough said.

  • Hammers in the blood 1 says:

    I hope the allegations don’t lead to much and certainly not a suspension ! I hope he stays and we really should go all out for Kudus iressepective of whether he stays or not . What a midfield we would have 😀

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