West Ham close to agreement with Lyon’s Lucas Paquetá

L’Équipe report tonight that West Ham are close to reaching an agreement over personal terms with Lyon attacking midfielder Lucas Paquetá, for whom they have just submitted a second offer worth €57m in total.

Should the Hammers strike a deal with the Ligue 1 side, the Brazilian international will be signing a five-year deal, his agents having been in London in the last few days.

The Premier League side’s latest offer consists of a package which sees Lyon receive a base fee of €42m, with another €15m in easily attainable bonuses. The first offer put forward to Lyon, which was rejected, was worth €50m in total. With Lyon’s valuation of their midfielder being set at €60m, the negotiating positions of the two parties appear to be getting closer.

Paquetá himself is open to a move away from Lyon in the wake of the club’s disappointing season last year, having finished in 8th place in Ligue 1 and missed out on European football altogether.



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