West Ham ace Manuel Lanzini is a summer transfer target for Marseille according to a report from Foot Mercato.
And we think that now is the time to move the 28-year-old on.
There is simply no room for sentiment in the Premier League anymore.
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.
The 28-year-old instantly endeared himself to the West Ham fans.
His form fell off the face of a cliff, however, after he suffered a serious ACL injury during the build up to the 2018 World Cup.
And aside from his wonder striker against Tottenham last year, he has contributed little to David Moyes’s West Ham team.
The South American just isn’t the same player anymore.
West Ham should sell Manuel Lanzini
David Moyes has limited funds at his disposal this summer.
In order to adequately strengthen his squad, the Scot needs to supplement his transfer budget by selling one or two players.
Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko are prime candidates for the chop.
It could be argued that Lanzini is out most sellable asset, however.
If we could get somewhere around £10 million for the 28-year-old, Moyes will have little choice but to move him on.
Lanzini is injury prone and lacks the confidence and ability that he once possessed.
It would be sad to see Manu leave the London Stadium. But the time has come for player and club to go their separate ways.
Whether anyone will make an offer that West Ham can’t refuse, however, remains to be seen.