West Ham welcomed Everton to the London Stadium today.

It was a very cagey encounter, and the Hammers looked dangerous in patches, hitting the Toffees on the counter attack.

There were not too many stand-out performers, however. And one player in particular bore the brunt of the West Ham fans’ frustrations.

Manuel Lanzini has been really poor this season. He seems to be an absolute shadow of his former self.

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Manuel Lanzini (Photo by Tony McArdle /Everton FC via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old joined the Hammers on a permanent £9 million deal in the summer of 2016 (The Daily Mail), having spent the previous campaign on loan with the east London outfit.

The Argentine really impressed during his first two years at the club, but his performances have dipped badly over the past 18 months.

Lanzini, who earns £70,000 per week according to Spotrac, seems to be totally disinterested, and in truth, he has just been plain lazy recently.

The South American has offered so little to the team this season that it might just be in West Ham’s best interest to move him on in the summer, if they manage to get a decent fee for him.

Some Hammers fans took to Twitter and did not hold back in their criticism of Lanzini after his shambolic display against Everton today…

 
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