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Opinion: Manuel Lanzini could be finished at West Ham after West Brom horror show
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Opinion: Manuel Lanzini could be finished at West Ham after West Brom horror show

West Ham United midfielder Manuel Lanzini put in another extremely poor performance against West Brom last night.

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The 27-year-old’s fall from grace over the past few years really has been rather dramatic.

Lanzini suffered a serious knee injury during the build up to the 2018 World Cup.

And the Hammers ace quite simply hasn’t bee the same player since.

The South American’s form really nose-dived last season. He showed glimpses of his best form at the start of this term, but he just hasn’t done enough to justify his place in the team.

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Lanzini earns a whopping £90k-a-week at the London Stadium as well let’s not forget (Daily Star).

It could actually be argued that his wonder goal at the start of the season against Tottenham prolonged his career at the London Stadium.

The Argentinian play-maker has done little else apart from scoring that injury time stunner.

The Hammers were actually trying to sell him in the summer after all, according to ExWHUemployee.

Manuel Lanzini finished at West Ham?

The 27-year-old was truly woeful against West Brom last night. It has become an all too familiar story for the diminutive play-maker over the past two years.

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When Pablo Fornals replaced the former River Plate ace in the second-half, the Spaniard was on a completely different level to his teammate.

Lanzini’s passing was horrendous and lacked any kind of incisiveness. He was slow and ponderous in possession and offered West Ham little in the final third.

There is no reason why the Argentine should be starting ahead of Pablo Fornals or Said Benrahma anymore. And with the Hammers in desperate need of addressing their financial problems, selling the creative midfielder might just be an option this month.

The Sun claims that Marseille are interested in signing the South American.

Manuel Lanzini was a great player for West Ham. Those days are long gone, however. There is no room for sentiment in the modern game. You have to be ruthless off you want to reach the top.

Selling the 27-year-old would certainly typify that mentality. And considering his form over the past two years, it would 100 per cent be the right decision.