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Paqueta’s Release Clause

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West Ham United could be forced to let star player Lucas Paqueta leave the club this summer if his release clause is activated, according to football finance expert Dan Plumley.

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Paqueta’s contract reportedly includes an ¬£85 million release clause, a significant hurdle for any interested club. However, if an offer matching that valuation arrives, West Ham would have no choice but to negotiate with the player and his representatives..

Plumley explains that West Ham included the release clause during Paqueta‘s signing from Lyon in 2022. While this clause carries risk, it also benefits the club in the initial stages of a player’s contract when their value is rising.

If a club triggers the release clause, Paqueta would have the right to discuss personal terms with the potential buyer. This leverage could influence his decision to stay or leave West Ham.

Including release clauses is a calculated risk in modern transfers. West Ham gambled on benefiting from Paqueta’s potential early success, but now faces the possibility of losing him if a big offer comes in.

Plumley suggests that Paqueta might attract interest from Champions League clubs this summer. This, combined with the release clause, makes his departure a real possibility for West Ham.

West Ham’s decision to include a release clause in Paqueta’s contract could backfire if a major club triggers it. While the club would receive a significant fee, losing a key player would be a major blow. But judging him on his recent performances, it is safe to assume that his mind has been already made up.

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  • De says:

    Yeah? If a club pays the release clause fee the release clause will be activated. Did Dan plumbly go to college to learn that one?

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