West Ham strike club-record Lucas Paqueta deal

The Hammers’ board are ready to spend big to land a long-time target

Premier League outfit West Ham United have, on Friday, closed a deal for the latest addition to the club’s squad.

The player set to take his talents to the London Stadium ahead of next week’s transfer deadline? Lucas Paqueta.

The last week, of course, saw links between midfielder Paqueta and the Irons ramp up in a major way.

This comes after David Moyes and co. identified the Brazilian international, fresh off a campaign which saw him directly contribute to 18 goals across all competitions, as the club’s first-choice target.

West Ham have endured an altogether underwhelming opening to the campaign, sitting dead bottom of the Premier League table owing to a trio of successive defeats.

In turn, the powers that be in east London have agreed to splash out, with an agreement now in place with Olympique Lyonnais for a fee in the region of £52.6 million - a West Ham club record.

Paqueta is therefore expected to land in England’s capital at some point this weekend, ahead of putting pen to paper on a long-term contract with Moyes’ Hammers.

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Conor Laird

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