West Ham look certain to take up an option on Manuel Lanzini after the 22 year old’s astonishing progress over the early games of the season.
And ClaretandHugh is happy to confirm this afternoon (Sunday) via our top insider that we have an absolutely “wateritght deal” in place to sign the brilliant youngster.
We have been inundated with fans questions and comments claiming that should we not sign him in January he could get stolen away by another club.
But that can’t happen according to our best source who declared: “Please assure supporters via the site that we have a contract with him and his club we believe its unbreakable. We are absolutely sure that it is.
“Obviously we could make the decision now or in January but why judge him over nine games or half a season when we can do so over 38.”
ClaretandHugh had been informed the fee had been set at £6 million but our source has now reliably infomed us that it is in fact agreed at £8m.
He said: “That sounds a lot but it could look very cheap indeed by the end of this season.”