Manchester City set for discussions with West Ham United for Lucas Paqueta

Manchester City are reportedly keen on signing West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta in the summer transfer window.

According to French journalist Santi Aouna, Manchester City are expected to open talks with West Ham United for Lucas Paqueta next week. The newly-crowned Premier League champions already have an agreement on personal terms with the 27-year-old. Meanwhile, they might trigger his £85 million release clause if push comes to shove.

Paqueta has been linked with a move to Manchester City for a while, and he will be tempted to join a big club this summer. Manchester City need more quality and depth in the middle of the park, and the Brazilian could prove to be the ideal acquisition.

Paqueta is versatile enough to operate in the wide areas as well as a central attacking midfielder. He will add goals, creativity, technical ability and work rate to the Manchester City midfield.

The midfielder is reportedly valued at £85 million, and Manchester City are willing to pay that kind of money for him if they cannot seal an agreement for a lower price. The Brazilian is well settled in the Premier League, and he has been a key player for West Ham. The Hammers will not want to lose him this summer. But a lucrative offer could convince them to sanction his departure.

Lucas Paqueta could fancy Manchester City move

The Brazilian international will be attracted to the idea of joining a team capable of winning major trophies every season, and he could force an exit as well. It will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few weeks.

Paqueta has proven himself to be a reliable performer in the Premier League, and he is certainly good enough to play for clubs like Manchester City. He will be hoping to push for the league title with them next season and do well in the UEFA Champions League.

If the Brazilian playmaker decides to move on in the summer, West Ham will have to sign a quality replacement for him. The Hammers have an excellent squad and if the proceeds from the Brazilian’s departure is invested diligently, they could build a formidable side capable of pushing for European qualification next season.

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