West Ham contacted Olympique Lyonnais this week to discuss a transfer of Lucas Paqueta during the summer transfer window

The English press even announces a first offer of around 40 million euros and discussions with the Brazilian attacking midfielder.

Authore of two victories in two Ligue 1 games, Olympique Lyonnais started its season in the best possible way in sporting terms. With the returns of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso, the Rhone club also managed two nice shots during the summer transfer window. On the departures side, it’s a little slower.

If Bruno Cheyrou recently said that no concrete offer had arrived on his desk for Lucas Paqueta in mid-August, that seems to have changed this Wednesday. According to information from Sky Sports and The Athletic , West Ham have offered around 40 million to sign the Brazilian attacking midfielder. No agreement has been reached between the Gones and the Hammers but the exchanges continue.

West Ham talks with Paqueta, Faivre as designated successor?

Qualified for the Conference League , while OL will only play in Ligue 1 in 2022-2023, West Ham wants to strengthen itself to do well there and to get involved in the fight for the podium in the Premier League.

Last in the English championship standings after three days, the Hammers want to quickly get out of the red zone and regain the top places. The arrival of Lucas Paqueta, 10 goals and delivered seven offerings in 42 appearances in all competitions last season, could do them a world of good.

Pending a possible agreement between Lyon and the English management, West Ham would also advance on the side of the 24-year-old player. Discussions therefore continue between the various parties around the salary of the South American playmaker. Again, no agreement exists at this time.

Recruited last January in Brest, Romain Faivre could then be the designated successor to Lucas Paqueta in Lyon. Even in the event of the Brazilian’s last minute, Peter Bosz would therefore not find himself without any solution in the midfield.

Source: Jean-Guy Lebreton

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