According to a report from El Intransigente, West Ham United are prepared to sell Manuel Lanzini this summer and River Plate are keen to bring him back home.
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The 28-year-old has really struggled for the Hammers over the past two years.
Lanzini suffered an ACL injury during the build-up to the 2018 World Cup. That injury subsequently kept him out of action for around nine months.
And the Argentina international just hasn’t been the same player since.
Manu joined the Hammers on a permanent deal from Al-Jazira in the summer of 2016 for around £9 million (Daily Mail) having impressed during a loan spell in East London the season before.
He enjoyed a brilliant first couple of seasons with West Ham.
West Ham ace Manuel Lanzini set for River Plate return?
It could be argued that the Argentinian play-maker will never return to his best.
El Intransigente claims that the Hammers have made their minds up to sell Lanzini and that has allegedly aroused the interest of his former club River Plate.
Selling Lanzini this summer would probably be a wise move from West Ham. Especially if we can get a reasonable transfer fee for him.
David Moyes may well have limited funds to spend this summer. And supplementing his budget by selling Manu might just be the way to go.
It would be sad to see Lanzini go. But there is no room for sentiment in the Premier League. The good of the team must come first.