David Moyes responds when asked whether Lucas Paqueta will be sold after West Ham drew with Bournemouth.

David Moyes set up his team really tight and compact for today’s Premier League clash, and West Ham made things very hard for Bournemouth all afternoon. Lucas Paqueta started despite strong links with Manchester City.

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The Hammers boss will be desperate to strengthen his squad dramatically between now and the end of the window.

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There were no new signings on display against the Cherries this afternoon, and it’s clear to see that we need to bring in more bodies before the end of the month.

Moyes chose to speak about a potential outgoing to the media today though…

West Ham boss David Moyes responds when asked whether Lucas Paqueta will be sold after Bournemouth draw

The Scot addressed the media this evening after our 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

And Moyes responded when asked whether Paqueta will be heading out of the London Stadium:

That doesn’t sound particularly confident from Moyes to me.

Losing Paqueta after Declan Rice’s exit would be a real disaster for the Hammers.

Lucas Paqueta is absolutely vital to West Ham, and if we manage to keep hold of him, it will be a big statement from the club.

If Manchester City do come knocking with another bid for the Brazilian though, it will be incredibly hard to keep him.


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