Man City find out Lucas Paqueta's price! Release clause in West Ham star's contract revealed as treble winners eye huge summer deal



Posted Saturday, April 13, 2024 by Goal.com

Man City find out Lucas Paqueta's price! Release clause in West Ham star's contract revealed as treble winners eye huge summer deal

Manchester City will have to pay Lucas Paqueta's £85 million ($105m) release clause if they want to sign the West Ham playmaker this summer.

  • City eyeing deal to sign Paqueta
  • Personal terms reportedly agreed
  • Midfielder has huge release clause

WHAT HAPPENED?

City are eyeing a deal to sign Paqueta this summer as they plan a shake-up ahead of next season. Reports have suggested that the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions, but extricating him from the London Stadium may prove difficult, as Fabrizio Romano has revealed that he has an £85m release clause in his contract.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

City have paid such a fee before, spending £100m to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in 2021, and paying £78m to sign Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig last summer. It remains to be seen if they will be willing to pay such a figure for Paqueta, but they have tracked him for some time, having been interested last summer. His possible punishment for alleged betting offences put paid to any deal, however.

DID YOU KNOW?

West Ham paid a club-record £51m to sign Paqueta from Lyon in 2022 and he has gone on to make 78 appearances for the club, scoring 13 goals and registering 14 assists. He also won the Europa Conference League with the Hammers last season.

WHAT NEXT?

Paqueta will next be in action against Fulham in the Premier League this weekend. However, he will be absent from next week's Europa League quarter-final second leg against Bayer Leverkusen after picking up a yellow card in the first leg, so he is suspended.



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