Manuel Lanzini has admitted that a return to his first club River Plate would go back if the club allowed him too but Hammers fans need not fear – he’s going nowhere, least of all back to Argentina.
He was teased about the possibility when he returned to the country on international duty and speaking to the local media the 26 year old admitted the Buenos Aires side still ‘make him happy’, and he would go back if ‘the club allows him to’.
Not unnaturally the quotes created a stir locally but a rather daft non possibility was quickly confirmed there would be no comeback.
River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio.speaking to DirecTV Sports (via AS), declared such a transfer would be be ‘impossible’ for the Argentine club at the moment, as Lanzini would be far too expensive to be bought from West Ham at this stage.
He added: “He’s worth between 40 and 50 million euros, it’s impossible to return now.”