West Ham have reached an agreement with Lyon for the transfer of Lucas Paqueta, as reported by several credible sources this afternoon. Good news for AC Milan, who are entitled to part of the transfer fee.
When the Rossoneri sold Paqueta to Lyon for a transfer fee of €20m two years ago, they also included a 15% resale clause. It was a very smart decision as the Brazilian is now on the verge of completing a €60m move to West Ham.
According to Sky UK, West Ham have agreed to a deal worth over £50m with Lyon, which is €59m. The Athletic also confirmed that an agreement has been reached between the club, with only the official documents missing to conclude the move.
As reported earlier today by Daniele Longo, Milan are not entitled to 15% of the entire transfer fee, but rather the profit. Since Lyon paid €20m for Paqueta, that means the Rossoneri will get 15% of €40m (which is €6m).
It’s money that Milan could use to reinforce either the defence or the midfield before the window closes.