Manchester City submit £70m bid to sign West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 09, 2023 - 08:12AM
Lucas Paqueta is wanted by Manchester City (Getty)

have submitted a £70 million bid to for Lucas Paqueta, according to reports in Brazil.

has lost two key players in Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez this summer and although City have signed Mateo Kovacic from , they are still looking to recruit further attacking options.

Paqueta, meanwhile, impressed in his first season at West Ham following his £51 million move from Lyon a year ago.

According to , City have now tabled a £70m bid for the Brazilian midfielder but West Ham are expected to reject the offer and demand a higher fee.

The report claims that Guardiola was keen on signing Paqueta last summer as a potential replacement for Bernardo Silva, but the Portugal international ended up staying at City.

Lucas Paqueta has impressed since his £51m move from Lyon last year (DeFodi Images/Shutterstock)

but he is now considering a new contract offer from City, who are desperate to keep him.

, Paqueta named the Etihad Stadium as his favourite ground to play at in his first season in the Premier League.

And when asked which players impressed him, Paqueta replied: ‘Bernardo Silva and [Kevin] De Bruyne.

‘By the way they see and understand the game. The intelligence in the passes, knowing when to speed up the game and hold on longer. Ease of finding passes. I think I identify with them.’


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