Lucas Paqueta’s actions in the match against Manchester City were on the chopping block.
British media ‘Talk Sports’ reported on the 17th (Korean time), “West Ham fans were displeased with Paqueta’s exchange of greetings with coach Pep Guardiola before the game started.”
West Ham was previously defeated 1-3 in the 5th round of the 2023/2024 English Premier League against Manchester City at the London Stadium.
The scene in question was captured before the game started. Paqueta suddenly headed to the Manchester City bench. Then he shook hands and hugged Coach Guardiola. I also exchanged greetings with Manchester City coach Juanma Riyo.메이저사이트
Paqueta was mentioned as a strong candidate to sign for Manchester City this summer. Manchester City rushed to recruit Paqueta following the departure of Ilkay Gundogan and the injury of Kevin De Bruyne.
The qualifications for joining Manchester City were sufficient. Even though last season was his first season in the Premier League, Paqueta caught the attention of big clubs by scoring 5 goals and 7 assists in 43 games across all competitions.
The possibility of a transfer was high. Manchester City reportedly reached a personal agreement with Paqueta on a six-year contract and are prepared to pay a transfer fee of 90 million pounds (about 152.9 billion won).
In reality, the transfer did not take place. Problems outside of soccer became an obstacle. Manchester City canceled all recruitment efforts after learning that Paqueta was under investigation for violating betting regulations.
Was there any regret left over the failed transfer? Before the game, Paqueta visited the Manchester City bench and greeted the coaching staff, including coach Guardiola.
West Ham fans find this situation uncomfortable. According to a report by ‘Talk Sports’, one West Ham fan said on social media, “Paqueta is begging on the Manchester City bench. “It’s rude,” he said sharply.
It’s not just this. One fan said, “Paqueta begged Guardiola before the game. “It’s pathetic,” he criticized, while another fan raised a question, saying, “I don’t know why Paqueta coached Guardiola.”