Ben Jacobs has been talking about Newcastle United’s interest in Lucas Paqueta on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel.
Currently, there is a lot of talk about the Lyon midfielder moving to West Ham United, but according to Jacobs, Newcastle believes they may still have a good chance of acquiring the Brazilian if they decide to make a play for him.
In fact, according to Jacobs, Newcastle think their chances of signing the Brazilian are on par with West Ham’s due to the club’s current trajectory and Paqueta’s history with Bruno Guimaraes.
Jacobs revealed his knowledge of Paqueta.
At that price, Paqueta is a steal, and from what I can tell, it’s not a hijack for me. Newcastle is doing quite sensibly and staying hidden. They still think that, given the Bruno link and where they’re going, they have an equal or even greater chance than West Ham United if they can afford Paqueta, according to Jacobs.
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Newcastle should be all over this deal if their budget allows them to add Lucas Paqueta after acquiring Alexander Isak.
All summer long, the Magpies have been begging for a talented midfielder, and Paqueta may be the one.
Paqueta, Joelinton, and Guimaraes would make an excellent midfield trio; the three Brazilians would beautifully compliment one another, and Paqueta’s prior acquaintance with Guimaraes would also be very helpful for his adjustment.
Newcastle should strive to finalise this transfer if it’s feasible, even though FFP may prove to be a barrier. This might be a fantastic addition for the Magpies.