West Ham are on the verge of losing another key player.
“West Ham will pursue a move for Scott McTominay as a replacement for Lucas Paqueta if he leaves the club,” Football Insider reported on Thursday.
West Ham’s performance last season was remarkable. Despite finishing 14th in the league, the Hammers managed to win the UEFA Europa Conference.
With such a remarkable result, players have been targeted by several clubs. They’ve already lost key players like Declan Rice and Gianluca Scaramacca.
Despite last season being his first in the Premier League, Paqueta caught the eye of big clubs with five goals and seven assists in 43 games across all competitions.
City are the most active in the race to sign him. They reportedly made a first offer of €80 million to sign Paqueta.
The response was a rejection. West Ham were unwilling to allow Paqueta to leave, demanding at least €110 million for his transfer.
The transfer window is still open. City have 토토 the financial resources to sign Paqueta. They are expected to make an increased offer sooner rather than later to meet West Ham’s demands.
West Ham may also be preparing to say goodbye to Paqueta. According to the report, the Hammers are looking to fill the void left by Paqueta’s departure to City with the signing of McTominay.
Expect tough negotiations. The Hammers have been linked with the sale of Fred and Donny van der Beek, while keeping McTominay in a backup role.
It’s not without contingencies. McTominay is likely to be unhappy with his situation at United. It was previously reported that McTominay had asked the club for a transfer in order to get more playing time.