According to a report from Football.London, West Ham are hoping to make a £6 million profit on Manuel Lanzini by selling the Argentine this summer.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers on loan in the summer of 2015, before making his move to east London a permanent one the following summer for around £9 million (Daily Mail).
The diminutive play-maker was an instant hit at West Ham. The fans loved him and he was quickly nicknamed the Hammers’ diamond.
Things have gone south since Lanzini suffered a serious injury leading up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, however.
The 27-year-old has been woeful this season, with just two assists and no goals to his name in 24 Premier League games (Who Scored).
Lanzini’s London Stadium days numbered?
With West Ham boss David Moyes clearly desperate to raise funds by selling players this summer, Lanzini seems to be one of the prime candidates for the exit door.
And Football.London claims that the Hammers are hoping to sell the Argentina international for around £15 million this summer – a fee that would represent a £6 million profit on the £9 million that the east London outfit paid for his services four years ago.
Lanzini has quite simply not been the same player since his injury two years ago. And now is the right time to move him on.
That may sound harsh, but Premier League football is ruthless, and sometimes tough decisions need to be made for the good of the football club as a whole.
And if West Ham manage to recoup £15 million for the 27-year-old South American, it would be very good business for the east London outfit.