West Ham midfielder Paqueta faces 10-year ban


West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta is facing a long ban from football.

The Brazilian was charged with four counts of spot-fixing in Premier League games on Thursday.

Paqueta is accused of deliberately getting booked in an attempt to influence betting markets.

The FA listed the matches against Leicester, Aston Villa, Leeds and Bournemouth as the fixtures.

According to Mail Sport, a proposed £80 million summer transfer to Manchester City has already fallen through, with the champions withdrawing their interest.

However, a huge ban is inevitable if he is found guilty of any of the charges.

Former Reading defender Kynan Isaac was given a career-ending 10-year ban from football for deliberately being booked while playing for Stratford Town in an FA Cup first-round tie against Shrewsbury three years ago.