David Moyes has confirmed that West Ham United have received an offer for Lucas Paqueta from Manchester City.

As relayed by journalist Simon Stone, the West Ham United boss was quizzed about the Brazilian international’s future.

Instead of denying the links, David Moyes did openly admit that Manchester City have made an offer to sign Lucas Paqueta.

David Moyes confirms Manchester City have made Lucas Paqueta offer

Branded as ‘incredible’ by Declan Rice (via Evening Standard), it was reported on Wednesday that the treble winners’ £70 million verbal offer was turned down by the Hammers.

In fact, a claim was made on Thursday that the Europa Conference League winners were demanding a fee in excess of £88 million to sell him to City.

However, David Moyes has now said that the offer made by Manchester City to sign Lucas Paqueta is not sufficient enough for West Ham to sanction his sale.

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“We’ve had an offer from Manchester City, but it’s not anywhere near meeting our valuation”, the Scotsman said.

Manchester City should pull out of the race sooner rather than later

As fabulous a player as Lucas Paqueta is, if David Moyes and Co. continue to demand more sizable fees from Manchester City, it may be time for them to wave the white flag in the bid for his signature.

At the end of the day, for all of the ex-Lyon midfielder’s natural flair and versatility, it is imperative to remember that he is far from being a world-class player yet.

While Lucas Paqueta would potentially explode under Pep Guardiola’s keen eye, transfers must be capped after a certain price.

Ultimately, it would be a shame not to witness the Brazilian international evolve into his final form at Manchester City but then again, the club rarely choose to get bullied in the transfer market and rightfully so.

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