West Ham’s Brazilian star showed yesterday he could be the perfect addition for Manchester City

During yesterday’s Premier League game between Newcastle United and West Ham a player heavily linked with the world champions showed he could be the ideal addition to Pep Guardiola’s squad with his display yesterday. West Ham’s Brazilian star Lucas Paqueta showed that his game could be perfectly suited to life at the Etihad with the quality of his performance against Newcastle.

Although West Ham went down 4-3 to Newcastle yesterday at St. James Park Lucas Paqueta put in a fine individual performance. His eye for a pass and his tenacity in midfield stood out in a classic Premier League encounter. It is clear from his performances this season that Paqueta is ready to play on a bigger stage. He has shown his undoubted quality during his spell at West Ham. A move to a bigger club appears imminent for West Ham’s Brazilian star, depending on the outcome of an FA betting investigation into the midfielder.

One moment of quality stood out during the first half of yesterday’s game from Paqueta. His ball that played through Michail Antonio to equalise for West Ham in the first half was utterly sublime. That piece of genius showed exactly what the midfielder could bring to the Etihad. It isn’t out of the realms of possibility to see Paqueta playing such a ball through for Erling Haaland in the near future.

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That type of play from Lucas Paqueta may be coming soon to the world champions. Pete O’Rourke has reported for footballinsider247.com that City are keen to sign the Brazilian international. Based on his display yesterday, the key attributes of Paqueta’s play look like they’d be of immense value to Manchester City.

Paqueta’s performance was another reminder of his immense quality. It does seem that it is only a matter of time before Manchester City makes a move to sign the Brazilian. Based on his performances this season and yesterday, he could potentially become a key contributor for the European champions.

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