West Ham United have officially announced the arrival of Lucas Paqueta on a permanent transfer from Lyon. The Brazilian has signed for a record fee worth €60 million.
Lyon have been paid €43 million upfront plus €17 million in add-ons for the midfielder. He has completed all the medicals and formalities to make the move official, and will soon feature under David Moyes in the Premier League.
Lucas Paqueta joins West Ham United
The player has signed a five-year contract with the Hammers, and has the option to extend the deal for another year included as well.
“I am extremely happy to be here. I hope it’s the beginning of an enjoyable journey. I hope my time here is successful,” said the South American, who will wear the No11 shirt in Claret and Blue.
“Last season, West Ham had a very good season and I hope they continue to enjoy more and more good seasons in my time at the Club.
“I am excited to pull on the West Ham shirt and show the fans what I can do, to help my team-mates and the Club.”
The Brazilian is the latest, and possibly last addition of the transfer window for David Moyes. West Ham United have recruited Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Maxwel Cornet, Thilo Kehrer and Emerson to challenge for European place while mounting a challenge in the Conference League as well.