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Lanzini contract talks continue

West Ham are continuing talks with Manu Lanzini and tonight killed speculation that the arrival of Pablo Fornals would see the Argentine midfielder being sold.

The Irons hold a two year option on Lanzini but are in negotiations to avoid any danger of that situation being tested at law.

There have been regular suggestions that the option arrangement is open to interpretation in the courts and rather than get involved in such a scenario the club are hoping to tie the midfielder down to a new three or four year deal which would take him into his thirties.

The player is currently believed to be earning around £35k to £40k a week but will want to see his personal terms doubled.

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The arrival of Fornals has been seen by some conspiracy theorists as being the end of Lanzini but a senior Hammers source told us by e mail this evening: “He is not a replacement for Manuel.

The manager sees room for them both in the team and is determined to play exciting West Ham Way football. We are continuing to negotiate with Lanzini and his advisers and are keen to get a deal done.”

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5 comments on “Lanzini contract talks continue

  1. Lanzini imois in a different league than fornals. Alot of people are getting very excited about this signing but I just don’t see it. In Pelle we trust as long as he does not buy players like Delph and Mitrovic.

  2. I thought Lanzini was on about 70k. If he is still on 35k, I don’t blame him pushing to improve it, that’s peanuts in today’s game for a player of his quality. Yes he’s been injured but I think 60k would be fair.

  3. Is it just me or do others think that Lanzini’s taking the mick! ? Nursed through an injury for practically all season having suffered an injury, not even in the service of the club, he comes back to play 3/4 games at the arse end of the season with minimal performances and now he feels he’s worth double his current deal!! He’s definitely ‘aving a larf!!!

  4. I fail to see why established, proven internationals are not good enough for West Ham.

  5. If you look at Lanzini’s stats he is replaceable, would love to keep him but he doesn’t score many or create much. Maybe with more quality around him that may change ?

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