Written by Albert Echatah
According to reports, Manchester City may opt not to proceed with the signing of Lucas Paqueta, a midfielder of West Ham United.
Following the news that Ilkay Gundogan would be joining Barcelona in the summer, Pep Guardiola made Paqueta a top priority.
At first, everyone expected a deal to be made, even though they encountered opposition from West Ham, who naturally wanted to keep one of their great players.
It is potentially still possible for Paqueta to sign a contract with Man City in the future for a sum of money estimated to be about £85 million, according to FootballTransfers.
However, the report claims that Man City will turn its attention to other targets in the event that the betting probe involving Paqueta is not resolved quickly.
Despite the fact that Paqueta’s contract doesn’t expire until 2027, West Ham may also need to compromise on their demands.
Erik ten Hag is anxious to prevent Jadon Sancho from making a “empty gesture,” therefore Manchester United is apparently willing to accept a “significant loss” on him.
Sancho has a disruptive impact on the rest of United’s team, according to manager Ten Hag, who is determined to get rid of the winger.
This season, Sancho and Ten Hag had a nasty falling out, with the Dutchman publicly criticizing his player in the media for his lack of effort in practice. After spending £73 million on him in 2021, United is now willing to suffer a “significant loss” on the player in the January transfer window.
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