Leeds United have made an enquiry for West Ham United ace Manuel Lanzini according to a report from TEAMtalk.
The Hammers have turned down the approach by Leeds, however, with the 28-year-old having recently reestablished himself as a key first-team player at the London Stadium.
Lanzini joined West Ham from Al Jazira on loan in the summer of 2015 before making his move a permanent one the following year for around £9 million (Daily Mail).
The 28-year-old was brilliant for the next two seasons before suffering a serious injury in the summer of 2018. The Argentinian play-maker has been the same player since then although he has shown glimpses of his old self over the past few months.
Lanzini possesses the kind of traits that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa absolutely loves.
So it is little wonder why the Whites manager would like to have his fellow countryman playing at Elland Road.
Leeds make enquiry for West Ham ace Lanzini
TEAMtalk reckon that Leeds sounded out the Hammers about taking the 28-year-old ‘diamond’ on loan for the rest fo the season.
It is claimed that David Moyes was actually open to letting Lanzini leave in the summer but his recent form has completely changed the Scot’s mind.
What’s more, the Argentinian ace is happy at West Ham and is hoping to keep playing well and subsequently force his way back into the Argentina squad for the World Cup in Qatar next year.
Lanzini, who earns £75k-a-week at the London Stadium (Spotrac) would have been an excellent addition for Leeds.
It seems as though Bielsa will have to look elsewhere though. West Ham are flying high whilst the opposite can be said of Leeds.
It his easy to forget how lucky we are to have players like Lanzini at the London Stadium.
Clubs like Leeds making an enquiry for the Argentinian ace should remind us all of the quality that David Moyes possesses amongst his ranks.