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Deja vu as Liverpool want you know who

LanzIn slightly predictable recycled news the Sun newspaper has claimed a World exclusive that West Ham star Manuel Lanzini lined up as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho.

The barmy article says Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to rule out Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona this winter and is making plans to replace him should he leave this January. He will reportedly get £115million for Coutinho and West Ham playmaker Lanzini is said to be high on his hit list claims the tabloid. The Sun says Argentina international market value will smash past the £40million barrier on current prices.

Klopp is offering no such assurances over Coutinho staying at the club, even if the club have no need to sell to balance the books following the arrival of Virgil van Dijk for £75million. Along with the £385,000-a-week wages for Coutinho, his agent is due to receive £9million if a transfer fee of £88.5million is not exceeded for any transfer.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Deja vu as Liverpool want you know who

  1. If he were to go it would be for VERY BIG money. He is as valuable to us as Coutinho is to them, so there is no reason to be gentle. It is one of those players hard to replace. Youri Thielemans ? Riad Boudebouhz ?

  2. Agree with your view of Lanzini’s value equivalence to us, D. But it doesn’t work that way at our Club as you know.

    Liverpool will likely clear £100m for Coutînho, and if we get more than £25m for Lanzini I’ll eat my iPad. This £25m might not even be all ‘new money’ as Liverpool will try to factor in a player-exchange to reduce their wage bill and manage their cash flow.

    Perhaps we’ll now reap the rewards of all that Lady Brady has learned from fellow peer Sugar. We need her to deliver a hard-nut capitalist performance in negotiating a nutcracking deal that brings tears to Liverpool’s eyes. Good luck with that….COYI

  3. If they want Lanzini they can give us Mo Salah and a pie n mash supper.

  4. Well we outed Alladyce for having a bad style , we outed Bilic for having none and we’re still not sure of Moyes . I still think the January window should be scrapped . Teams should get on with what they’ve got , be they at the bottom fighting for survival or at the top looking for Europe , or in the middle going nowhere special . It should be left to pan out naturaly with every team giving it Thier all .

  5. Should be at least £80 million for him and a 20% sell on fee. I doubt we would sell him in January while in a relegation fight but as we know money talks… Coutinho is definitely gone in this window I expect it will be announced tomorrow the fact he wasn’t even on the subs bench says it all really and the fact they splashed £75m on VVD.

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