West Ham have finally confirmed the loan signing of Argentine playmaker who they call Manuel ‘The Jewel’ Lanzini.The 22-year-old has joined the Hammers on a season-long deal, with an option to make it permanent, from UAE Arabian Gulf League club Al-Jazira after passing his medical at Spire Roding Hospital private hospital yesterday.
Lanzini told the club’s official TV channel.“This is very emotional because it is one of the best teams I have ever signed for, It is a very important step for my career and for my future. I am looking forward to what is a new era for me. I’m very happy and I look forward to meeting my new teammates. This is a new challenge for me and that can only help in the future. It will test my ability in one of the best leagues in the world, so I am looking forward to getting started. I am someone who always gives 100 per cent. I’m an attacking player, I can change the game’s tempo and I hope to give my maximum for the fans to appreciate me.”Lanzini becomes West Ham’s eighth signing of the summer after Darren Randolph, Pedro Obiang, Stephen Hendrie, Dimitri Payet, Martin Samuelsen, Angelo Ogbonna and Carl Jenkinson also joined the Hammers.