West Ham loanee Jordan Hugill thinks Manuel Lanzini is the best player he’s ever played with. During a Q & A session on Queens Park Rangers’ official Facebook page, Hugill raved about Lanzini in training.

Hugill has only played three times for West Ham, racking up a combined total of less than half an hour. In the past two seasons, he has been loaned out to Middlesbrough and QPR. But he has still been around enough to notice just how good Lanzini is in training.

The Argentina international, who recently signed a new contract until 2023, has been the star man in West Ham’s midfield this season. Hugill has admitted that he is astounded by Lanzini’s talent.

Jordan Hugill on Manuel Lanzini

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During this Q & A session, Hugill was asked about the best player he’s ever played alongside. About five minutes into the video, Hugill gave the following answer:


In training, because I haven’t played many games for West Ham, being around this player all the time – he’s brilliant, he’s amazing. And I think I’ve never seen a player like him. Manuel Lanzini at West Ham. The things he can do with a football and how sharp he is and everything like that, it’s incredible. And just to watch him in training is even better so I’ve got to say him.

Hugill believes Lanzini is the most talented player he has ever played with. But will the pair ever get on the pitch together for the Hammers? Well, Hugill has started the season at QPR in prolific fashion.

With five goals in six games, the 27-year-old is the joint top-scorer in the Championship. But his West Ham future is another question. Manuel Pellegrini has looked elsewhere rather than giving Hugill a chance. So, his dream of playing alongside Lanzini more regularly could be dashed.

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