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Report: Manuel Lanzini's failed West Ham January exit had huge ramifications for Andre Villas-Boas

According to a report from the Sun, Andre Villas-Boas resigned as manager of Marseille because the Ligue 1 outfit decided against signing West Ham United ace Manuel Lanzini in January.

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Marseille instead opted to sign Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham on loan until the end of the season.

This clearly went against the wishes of Andre Villas-Boas, and the Portuguese walked as a result, according to a report from the Sun.

The Sun claimed in January that AVB wanted to bring Hammers ace Manuel Lanzini to Marseille.


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The 27-year-old remained at the London Stadium, however.

It has been a funny old season for the Argentinian ace. He scored a wonder goal away at Tottenham earlier in the campaign to earn West Ham a point.

Aside from that, however, he hasn’t really done anything of note. The Hammers have plenty of players who play in a similar position to Manu. And they are all flourishing at the moment.

Manuel Lanzini decision caused Andre Villas-Boas to walk

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Perhaps a move away from the Hammers on loan would have been beneficial for the 27-year-old.

It didn’t happen, however.

And the fact that Lanzini remained with West Ham obviously had huge ramifications for Villas-Boas and Marseille.

Meanwhile, the former River Plate ace’s future remains very much in the air.

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