Manual Lanzini has confirmed he wants to remain a Hammer as his representatives thrash out a new deal with the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Lanzini said: “Yes, we are talking with the club about staying and, of course, I want to stay. It is like my home. It is my fifth season now, I love the fans, the fans love me and the club is amazing.”
Manager Pellegrini also broke silence on Lanzini’s contract situation at today’s press conference telling reporters at Rush Green: “Yes, of course [want him to stay] Manu is a young player, involved and is committed to this club, he is happy here. I hope he will stay here for many more years.”
Claret and Hugh exclusively broke the story last Sunday after they were tipped off that a breakthrough had been achieved adding that both sides hoped to have a contract wrapped up in the next two weeks. Sky Sports and the Daily Express quickly repeated the news the following day before the news went mainstream.