A West Ham midfielder has everything in place to move to Manchester City if the final hurdle is removed

West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester City. It appears that everything is in place for the Brazilian to move to the champions this summer. But he needs one final hurdle removed to potentially complete his dream move to Manchester City.

Gary Jacob has reported for the Times that Lucas Paqueta’s agent has agreed personal terms with Manchester City. Furthermore, Jacob reports that Lucas Paqueta wants the ongoing betting investigation into the West Ham midfielder resolved as soon as possible. It is also reported by Jacob that Paqueta’s representatives want the matter resolved before the transfer window opens. Based on Jacob’s report, it appears that Manchester City will move for the West Ham midfielder if the betting investigation is resolved in the near future.

If the final hurdle is cleared, it appears that Manchester City will sign Lucas Paqueta.

Based on the report of Gary Jacob, it appears certain that Manchester City will move to sign Paqueta if the betting investigation that surrounds the Brazilian international is resolved. It is the final hurdle that stands in City’s way from signing a player they have chased for some time. Manchester City was close to signing Paqueta last summer. But the ongoing betting investigation ended City’s plans to sign the West Ham midfielder last summer.

The problem besides the ongoing investigation is that there doesn’t appear to be a resolution to the matter in the immediate future. The FA has made no comment on the ongoing case. It has become an obvious source of frustration for Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilians dream move appears close to completion if the matter is resolved.

If the matter is resolved, Manchester City appear set to land one of their primary transfer targets. It’s now become a waiting game as the ongoing case continues on. If the case isn’t resolved it may force Manchester City to look elsewhere this summer. They can’t afford to be standing still in the summer transfer window as they look to strengthen their squad. The case surrounding Lucas Paqueta is one major story to watch for this summer. Manchester City’s chances of signing the West Ham midfielder depend on the outcome of the investigation.

Tags David Moyes FA betting investigation Gary Jacob Lucas Paqueta Manchester City Pep Guardiola the Times West Ham United