Of all West Ham’s eight summer signings none captured the imagination as much as record buy Paqueta.
The Brazil star has already shown glimpses of his immense talent as West Ham try to integrate him into a new-look side which is trying to find its equilibrium.
And he also showed West Ham fans, his teammates and Moyes that he is willing to get stuck in and graft for the team too.
The signing of Paqueta has been described by The Times as ‘pinch yourself stuff’ for West Ham fans.
West Ham captain Declan Rice says he was absolutely blown away by something ‘out of this world’ Paqueta did in the 2-0 win over Wolves.
But conversely the midfield ace has been caught on the ball a fair few times and given up possession perhaps more freely than Moyes would like.
There are clear signs already that Paqueta is going to be the difference maker and line breaker once he truly settles into the team.
After Wolves Moyes made an honest admission about Paqueta that should strike fear into West Ham’s future opponents.
Because the Scot says he still has a lot of work to do to get the most out of Paqueta.
And given he is already having an impact, it does not bode well for West Ham’s rivals when Moyes gets him fully up to speed and firing.
“I think we’re still looking to get Lucas Paqueta in top form,” Moyes said after the game (whufc.com).
“But I think there’s been moments when his passing and his ability have stood out.
“What we need to do is to get him is used to the speed in the Premier League and that, for me, has been the biggest thing.”
Paqueta is already looking a class addition and a real team player.
So the prospect of him growing into this West Ham team and becoming the conduit for the team’s attacking play like the Dimitri Payet’s and Paolo Di Canio’s of the past is a mouthwatering one.
Good things come to those who wait.
And judging by his form and that of the team when he meets up with Brazil, West Ham could well have a World Cup winner on their hands by Christmas.