West Ham Deal at London Stadium Is Now 100% Off

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“Lucas Paqueta’s Transfer to Manchester City Collapses: West Ham Star Set to Stay, Sky Sports Reveals”

Amidst the frenzy of the summer transfer window, one deal that has captured significant attention is the potential move of West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City. However, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has now revealed that this high-profile transfer has completely fallen through. With Paqueta set to remain at West Ham for the foreseeable future.

The backdrop to this transfer saga was Manchester City’s quest to find a suitable replacement for their talismanic midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne. Who was sidelined with a long-term injury. Paqueta, who currently earns a weekly wage of £150,000, emerged as a prime target for City. As reported by The Athletic. Journalist Paul Brown even suggested that the Brazilian playmaker appeared open to the move.

However, Lucas Paqueta played a pivotal role in West Ham’s triumphant 2022/23 Europa Conference League campaign, contributing with 13 goal involvements (6 goals and 7 assists) in 43 appearances. His ability to dictate the pace of the game. Create goal-scoring opportunities, and influence both attack and defense made him a central figure in West Ham’s European success.

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Despite reports indicating that personal terms for a six-year deal at the Etihad Stadium had been agreed upon between Paqueta and Manchester City. A significant gap between the offer made by City and West Ham’s valuation became apparent, creating an impasse in negotiations. Furthermore, the transfer was in marr by an ongoing betting investigation by the Football Association (FA) involving Paqueta.

Moreover, Dharmesh Sheth’s recent revelation on Sky Sports has confirmed that the transfer is now “100% off” for this summer’s window. This development is underscore by Paqueta’s active involvement in West Ham’s recent Premier League fixtures. Where he has started both matches and even managed to find the back of the net. This participation implies that. Had a deal proceeded, the risk of injury might have jeopardized the transfer given its reported value exceeding £80 million.

Although, the transfer has collapsed for now. It’s worth noting that Sky Sports reports a potential revival of the deal in the January transfer window.

In the meantime, West Ham United continues its pursuit of strengthening the squad. The club is reportedly nearing an agreement to acquire versatile midfielder Mohammed Kudus from Ajax for a fee in the region of £38 million. Kudus, who recently rejected a one-year contract extension at Ajax. The 23-year-old Ghanaian, known for his outstanding performance, including a hat-trick in an Ajax Europa League Qualifier against Ludogorets. Could potentially bring a new dimension to West Ham’s midfield, or even be in consideration as an option in the center-forward position. This potential signing would complement West Ham’s earlier acquisitions. Including Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse. Providing the club with enhanced depth and flexibility in the midfield.

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