West Ham United ace Manuel Lanzini has once again suggested that he would like to return to River Plate one day.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Al Jazira in the summer of 2015.
He then made his move to West Ham a permanent one the following year for around £8 million (ESPN).
Lanzini began his career at River Plate in Argentina but left for Saudi Arabia when he was only 21.
And the mercurial Argentine seemingly still dreams about returning to his home country one day.
West Ham ace Manuel Lanzini to one day return to River Plate?
The 28-year-old is currently playing some of the best football of his career and it’s been a long time coming.
Lanzini was brilliant for West Ham during his first couple of years in East London but he regressed badly after suffering an ACL injury in the summer of 2018.
It seems as though Manu has one eye on the future though.
When speaking to TyC Sports, Lanzini suggested that he would like to return to River Plate at some point in the future:
“River are an institution that has nothing to envy the big clubs in Europe. They treated my entire group very well, we did well too. Obviously it makes you want to return to a club of River’s magnitude and above with the plus that is Gallardo.”
Lanzini certainly won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
The Argentinian ace has re-established himself as one of the most important players David Moyes has at his disposal at the London Stadium.
He is a top-class player and over the past month or so, he has proven that he still has so much to offer West Ham.
Lanzini is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2023 and the club have the option of extending that deal by a further two years.
Perhaps when that contract ends, he will return to his homeland with River Plate.