Manuel Lanzini has made a stark admission about his future with West Ham United.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder joined 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.

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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.

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Despite a mini renaissance during the second-half of the 2020/21 season, Manu has never been the same player since that injury, and it’s no surprise. Many players have failed to come back from it in the past.

However, in fairness to Lanzini, David Moyes has hardly given him a chance this season.

Lanzini has played just 144 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.

His contract at the London Stadium is due to expire at the end of this season. And whilst West Ham have an option to extend that deal by a further two years, could he leave the club after an eight year stay?

Manuel Lanzini makes admission on West Ham future

The Argentine ace spoke to reporters last night after our 4-0 win over AEK Larnaca.

And Lanzini responded when asked whether he has been spoken to about an extension on his current deal, as quoted by Irish News:

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“No, nobody talks with me, but we will see what happens in the summer.”

I would not be surprised one little bit if Manuel Lanzini leaves West Ham in the summer transfer window.

Moyes clearly doesn’t rate him enough to use him in the Premier League.

A return to River Plate has been mooted on numerous occasions recently for the Hammers man.

And there’s a every chance that Lanzini will return to his homeland at the end of this season as far as I’m concerned.


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