Irons worst kept secret is OUT!

manuel-lanzini-west-ham-liverpool_3343611West Ham worst kept secret is out – Manu Lanzini will sign a deal that will keep him at the club permanently at the end of the season.

The deal will be of probably five years with an option for another two on a wage of around £40k a week – by current Premier League standards probably par for the course.

To quote one insider we spoke to over recent days: “It may look like an expensive deal at the moment given an £8 million euro transfer fee but the way this kid is going it could look very cheap at the end of the season.

“We have an unbreakable deal with his club but we don’t have to rush to get things done.”

Indeed not but it will be done because so many heavy hints have been dropped any secrecy that surrounded the deal has long gone.

David Sullivan admitted to the official site  ” We knew he was a fantastic player. Before he went to the UAE he was regarded as the next Messi in Argentina

Next day Lanzini told  the official site he wants to stay and be a a part of things next season. It doesn’t get much closer to a ‘done deal’ than that.

The arrival of Dimi Payet and Lanzini have naturally excited us fans more than anything else, apart from the appointment of Slav.

But let’s not forget the hard graft put in to get these deals concluded, the scouting system that’s in place and the way everybody is working together as the club grows and grows.

This time last year every one of us could have named the starting line up for the weekend game – those days are gone and that’s down to a remarkable job being done by everybody frm the top downwards.



About Hugh5outhon1895

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 “Irons worst kept secret is OUT!

  1. Great news !

  2. Great news & loving the optimism Hugh. Long may it continue.

  3. Agreed, looks a real talent and was fantastic on Saturday.

  4. Once he is nailed down to a five year deal, we will still find it hard to hang on to him. He is already one of the most noticed players in the Prem and the wealthy clubs will come asniffing!

  5. Still like it done early before the next Arab Spring,
    But I might be wrong,
    He looks the real deal

  6. Not much you can do about that Markro,if the big boys start circling 99% of the time they get what they want im afraid.

  7. I expect some party pooper will try to make a big issue?? Just like treves.

  8. He hasn’t even signed yet. Not all players are mercenaries & our owners are genuinely attempting to get us into Europe. Bilic is a manager you would want to play for & how many times have you seen players move & regret it. Lanzini is showing the potential to be a consistently good player & we should keep him if that continues. He is enjoying the game, playing well for us & no reason why at this stage he would not want that to continue. As Lennon said, or words to this effect, the future is unknown, enjoy today & let it work itself out. We are on the up, everyone can see that.

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