In a good season and an increasingly better performance in the Premier League, Lucas Paquetá has been standing out and attracting the attention of other European giants. After his negotiations with Manchester City were halted due to alleged involvement in sports betting, another club is showing interest in the midfielder.
The player dons the colours of West Ham and has a contract until June 2027 with the club. Even amidst the investigations, the athlete continues to play for the team and shine on the field, showcasing his potential.
However, the club is open to negotiating the transfer of the player. Since negotiations with Manchester have been concluded, and the club does not intend to get involved again until the investigations are completed, it is now Newcastle that aims to negotiate for the player.
The concerned club is aware of the ongoing investigations in their early stages, yet they still wish to negotiate with Lucas Paquetá. Initially, they are offering a sum of 52 million euros for the player’s services. Although it’s a substantial amount, Manchester City offered a value of 70 million pounds.
Lucas Paquetá at another Premier League giant
Despite his name being linked to investigations in their initial phase, Lucas still maintains an excellent performance and stands out in the Premier League. Consequently, Newcastle remains interested in the player, as they aim to strengthen their squad and improve the team’s quality during these less successful seasons.
However, the initial offer for the player is considerably lower than West Ham’s asking price for Paquetá. Nevertheless, the club is awaiting the next transfer window to continue with the negotiations.
In the current Premier League season, the midfielder has featured in 5 matches, scoring one goal and providing one assist. If he closes the deal with the new club, Lucas Paquetá may have the opportunity to play alongside some of his Brazilian national team colleagues, including Joelinton and Bruno Guimarães.