Gianluca Nani’s arrival at Manu Lanzini’s parent club Al Jaziera will make no difference to the player’s availability to West Ham.
ClaretandHugh reported yesterday that Nani had joined the club as technical director raising fears that the man fired by David Sullivan and David Gold in 2010 could look at the deal again.
Nani of course was brought in to assist Alan Curbishley in the summer of 2008, but his £300,000 a year deal was considered surplus to requirements by the new joint owners.
With Lanzini having performed at Upton Park, it was feared Nani may try to re-negotiate or even scupper the deal but a Hammers source declared emphatically this morning: “That’s not possible. We have a solid option to buy out the player’s contract.
“We have said several times in the past, it’s watertight and a change of personnel at the club can’t change that.”