West Ham attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini is likely to leave the club this summer after reports claim he has made a decision on his future.
According to TNT Sports, Lanzini’s current contract at West Ham expires this summer and he is attracting a lot of interest from other clubs. Indeed, River Plate from his home nation of Argentina are one of the clubs who have shown interest in him.
However, it appears that the 30 year-old has reportedly decided that he wants to remain in Europe.
This will inevitably put clubs on high alert, but River Plate, who would reportedly love him to join them and finish his career there are likely to lose out.
The Argentinian has been a loyal and popular servant for the Hammers over the last seven years. He has made 225 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals and assisting 28.
With some new players coming to West Ham over the last couple of years like Pablo Fornals and Lucas Paqueta, and coupled with his injury problems, Manu has found himself sliding down the pecking order.
It would be sad to see him leave, but it does make sense for the him to go when his contract expires this summer. Although it will be no shock to see him playing for another European side
In his pomp he was a very special player and will no doubt leave West Ham on good terms. It was a shame that inconsistency and injuries marred his career with us.
It’s a shame that any hope of him building back form was in the slippery hands of Moyes who seems to believe that midfielders can be dropped for weeks at a time and then thrown in to fill any gap perfectly. If and when they don’t, they are finished.
And I recall that Liverpool were once interested in making an offer for him while he was a Hammer.
I’d like to see Manu stay……..and play.
I will be terribly sad to see him go, not least for the great memory I have of him against Tottenham…
…no, not that one…
…when he scored the winner on their first trip to the Olympic Stadium, on a Friday night, and I lost my voice for two days afterwards.