After eight years at West Ham United, 30-year-old is reportedly set for a summer transfer window exit from the club.
That’s according to a report from The Evening Standard who claim that Manuel Lanzini is destined to leave West Ham in the summer.
The South American ace’s father has already hinted that his son could make a return to his boyhood club River Plate this summer.
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Lanzini began his career with River Plate before moving on to Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates. The Argentinian then signed for West Ham for around £9.4 million on a permanent deal in the summer of 2016 (The Express), having spent the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Upton Park.
He was a huge hit in East London…up until disaster struck for him in 2018. During the build-up to the World Cup out in Russia, Lanzini ruptured his ACL in training with Argentina.
Things have never been the same for Manu since, and now he faces a bleak future at the London Stadium…
West Ham ace set for summer transfer window exit
Lanzini, 30, is destined to leave the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer according to The Evening Standard.
West Ham have the option to extend Lanzini’s current deal by a further two years, but rather than commit to an expensive new contract, the club would obviously prefer to cut down their wage-bill.
It will be no surprise if Manu leaves at the end of this season – he has hardly played over the past few months.
The Argentinian ace made 30 Premier League appearances for West Ham last season, compared to just five this term. He was given 1787 minutes in the league last season and so far this term, he has just 122 minutes of league action to his name (Transfermarkt).
Lanzini took to Instagram earlier this week to hint that he’s baffled at his lack of playing time.
David Moyes has plenty of other players who he prefers to use in Lanzini’s position as well, including the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Pablo Fornals.
It will actually be sad to see Lanzini leave the Hammers. He has been a great player for us throughout the years. There is no room for sentiment in elite level sport though.
And I fully expect the 30-year-old to leave West Ham in the summer transfer window.
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