Lanzini looking good – Balbuena has a chance

Manuel Lanzini and Fabian Balbuena are being tipped to take their places on the bench in next Friday night’s London Stadium clash against Fulham.

Claret and Hugh was given the news shortly before pictures emerged of the pair in training at the Malaga training camp shoetly after the squad’s arrival in Spain.

Both were described as being ahead of Samir Nasri with amazingly the Argentinian midfielder the most advanced of the three.

We were told by telephone via a senioe source:“Both are training with Manu looking the most likely of the three although Balbuena looks  likely to be involved.” 

The duo are seen above pictured training with the first team squad out in Malaga, Spain today as they take part in a four-day warm weather training camp.  Among the other attendees in Spain are Nathan Holland, Grady Diangana and youngster Ben Johnson.

Lanzini has been injured since last summer when he tore his ACL in the World Cup warm-up, Balbuena was injured in the Premier League loss against Watford just before Christmas last year.

Others spotted in photographs released by the club on the official website today are Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez, Pedro Obiang, Andy Caroll,  Marko Arnautovic, Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Fredericks, Iss Diop, Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio, Robert Snodgrass, Mark Noble and Angelo Ogbonna.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Lanzini looking good – Balbuena has a chance

  1. Fantastic about Manu!

    Fingers crossed for the General.

    Disappointing that Nasri’s injury is so slow to mend.

  2. We really miss the creativity in midfield, can’t wait to see how Lanzini links up with Anderson on the left.

  3. Malaga and Marbella are about 40 miles apart, yet there doesn’t seem to be any consensus as to where the team are actually training – you and the official WH site suggest Malaga yet the official WH twitter and players’ personal twitter and Instagram accounts seem to say Marbella.

    It’s not that I’m planning to drop in on them, just curious as to why the continued discrepancies.

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