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Hammers suffer Lanzini financial blow

The Hammers will pick up no insurance compensation whatsoever following the dreadful injury to Manu Lanzini whilst the club’s star midfielder was on World Cup duty with the Argentine.

International countries do not accept responsibility for payments in such situations and like most players in the modern game Manu was uninsured by the club.

This is due to the monstrously high premiums that those companies brave enough to take the risk charge clubs to cover such eventualities.

ClaretandHugh contacted the Hammers to discover whether any payments would be forthcoming and were told that would not be happening for the reasons we mention.

However, Fifa is responsible for picking up the cost of the player’s wages. However,  FIFA itself will pay Lanzini’s wages for 12 months after the first month of injury. Capped at £6.6m that more than covers the player’s £35k a week which totals around £1.5m a year.

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Our source added: “Manu is one of our absolutely top players so financial compensation is not something that would be on our minds at this moment anyway.

“It’s absolutely tragic what has happened to him but we now need to be pragmatic and get on with the job of replacing the lad for this season at the least.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

8 comments on “Hammers suffer Lanzini financial blow

  1. Don’t know why certain newspapers have been reporting then that the Argentinian FA will pay his wages until he returns due to the injury happening on international duty. I assume they must just make it up or that’s what they wrongly believe is the truth. one of two.

  2. One of the two.

  3. And I can’t understand why all these ‘newslinks’ on the web have pictures of stunning women, when all they lead to are boring articles that are trying to sell something……..

  4. ” One of our absolute top players “,yet only on 35k. When i say only, i know its still ridiculous but its peanuts compared to some others.

  5. Yes definitely Hugh but surely he must have been due a raise well before now or don’t you agree with parity for one of our best players and really our only creative influence.

  6. Just when things were looking up too. Poor lad.

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