Lucas Paqueta has reportedly accepted a departure from West Ham United, according to emerging transfer news.

West Ham United star Lucas Paqueta has agreed to quit the club with Manchester City pushing to sign him, according to Santi Aouna.

The Foot Mercato journalist has reported on Wednesday [09 August] that negotiations are underway with City already offering £68.8million.

It is said that an offer worth up to £77.4million is expected, with another blockbuster exit potentially on the cards at the London Stadium.

Lucas Paqueta leaves West ham
Lucas Paqueta

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Aouna said: “Manchester City has made a verbal offer of €80m for Paqueta, who is expecting €90m. Negotiations underway.

“The midfielder has already said yes to sign for the Citizens.”

Once a player agrees to leave your club, it is often hard to make them change their minds and stick around.

What is worst, is that when it is Manchester City, who have the success and the money to do what they want, players such as Paqueta will be desperate to make the move.

With Declan Rice already leaving for Arsenal, this move would make it a dreadful window for the club, regardless of who comes in the other way.

You cannot allow your two best players to be leaving in the same window, irrespective of how much money it will bring to the table, just look at how hard it has been to sign anyone so far.

Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse look set to strengthen the midfield, but them two alongside Paqueta would be so much better for everyone at the London Stadium.

Time will tell what happens with this one, but it is not looking good.

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