According to The Athletic, West Ham United made an open admission regarding the potential deal in the midst of the ongoing scandal.
Instead of simply stating that Lucas Paqueta is not for sale, he admitted that it is difficult to inform him that he cannot sign for a team as big as Manchester City only to keep him.
David Moyes admits it is difficult to convince Lucas Paqueta to stay at West Ham instead of joining Manchester City.
Get Football News France described the Brazilian as’skillful,’ and he was rumored to be interested in a move to the Etihad Stadium last Wednesday.
Following Kevin De Bruyne’s latest injury, Pep Guardiola indicated on Sunday that he is personally eager to complete the transfer.
David Moyes has now made an open admission about Lucas Paqueta and his intention to join Manchester City.
“We don’t want Lucas [Paqueta] to leave.” But I understand if you were in his shoes. It’s sometimes difficult to tell young lads, ‘Sorry, you can’t join Manchester City or Real Madrid,’ because they’re two of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Lucas Paqueta is expected to wear sky blue this season.
If West Ham and David Moyes had not intended to sell Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City, they would have fought back in the press.
Instead, it appears that the Scotsman has accepted that when the treble-winners come calling, one must let their player go.
While the Hammers are expected to drive a hard bargain before saying goodbye to the versatile midfielder, it is clear that they are aware that a deal is more likely than not to be completed.