Exclusive: West Ham United star ready to agree personal terms over transfer away

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West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta is understood to be a transfer target for Flamengo and personal terms are not anticipated to be a problem for the Brazil international.

CaughtOffside understands talks are ongoing over this possible move, with West Ham ready to let Paqueta go, preferably on a loan with a mandatory purchase clause, though Flamengo’s preference is for a buy option under certain conditions.

Paqueta also has interest from clubs in Serie A and the Saudi Pro League, sources have told CaughtOffside, but he would be ready to give the green light to Flamengo as he’s ready to continue his career back in his native Brazil.

Paqueta has shone for West Ham but now seems likely to leave the London Stadium after being hit with six FA charges over allegedly picking up yellow cards intentionally in games as part of a possible betting scandal.

Lucas Paqueta in action for West Ham

Paqueta transfer away from West Ham now looks on the cards

It perhaps makes sense that the Hammers are now prepared to let the 26-year-old go amid this controversy, though it’s also worth noting that manager Julen Lopetegui spoke quite sympathetically about the player recently.

As quoted by BBC Sport, the new West Ham manager said: “We know he and his family are suffering a lot.

“We are looking forward to him being here with us. We are his family in England and we are going to take care of him.

“I liked it when I saw him smiling in the last match because he was enjoying playing football.”

Paqueta can undoubtedly be a top performer on his day and at one point he would surely have been in the conversation for even bigger clubs, even if he may now be set for a surprise move away from European football to return to his home country.

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  1. Flamenco don’t have the money and no way we’d let him go on loan as doesn’t help us with our player needs, this is a nonsense story.

    1. I totally agree! Flamengo certainly don’t have £80M+ and why would West Ham sanction a loan with PSR being banded around so frequently.

  2. Can’t believe that the club is even considering letting paqueta leave what happened to innocent until proven guilty he has denied the charges against him I don’t think he would have been involved in anything like that he is the highest paid player he does not need the money so why would he get himself mixed up in a betting scam The club said that he is part of the West Ham Utd family and will support him and his family till this matter is resolved the fact that they are considering letting him leave that doesn’t sound like supporting him it sounds more like condemning him

  3. How can the FA charge a player for match fixing when in total the 4 charges come to 100k which is not even a weeks wages, would you put your whole career at risk millions of pounds for 1 weeks wages.
    Not me and not anyone else I should think.


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