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Best Source’s Year-Old Warning to West Ham About Lucas Paqueta

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Just one year after he joined West Ham, Lucas Paqueta was set to leave for Manchester City. The reigning English champion was ready to pay over €80 million for the Brazilian midfielder. However, the transfer fell through because Paqueta got involved in a sports betting scandal, and Manchester City’s hopes went up in smoke.

Moyes angry over Lucas

The Brazil international sloppily gave away possession in the first half. However, Everton winger Jack Harrison was unable to take full advantage. Moyes have been left annoyed by that one particular moment of Paqueta against Everton

Warning about paqueta

Vickery, a freelance football journalist from England residing in Brazil since 1994. He serves as the South American football correspondent for renowned outlets like BBC Sport, ESPN, talkSPORT, and Sky Sports. He is frequently the expert consulted when Premier League clubs express interest in South American players. During an interview with Sky Sports News last year, he shared his insights regarding Paqueta.

Vickery said on sky sports:

“showboater Paqueta is petulant at times and will test Moyes but West Ham fans should be excited nonetheless. He really is an attacking midfielder. You can play him right up front, can play him as a kind of withdrawn winger. You could also play him deeper in midfield,”.

“Although there is a problem there that sometimes he can give the ball away too close to goal because he’s showboating.”

“This is the one potential problem with him and is the reason. I think, that he’s available to a club like West Ham and is at Lyon at the moment after not quite hitting the expectations at Milan.”

“He is a little bit petulant, there’s a little bit of the petulant schoolboy about him.“You’d hope that somebody who grew up on an island without cars would have a calmer disposition to life than Paqueta has!”

“So it would be a challenge of man management for David Moyes but the quality, the class that he could bring are very, very exciting indeed.”

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