Lanzini’s departure confirmed by club


Lanzini’s departure confirmed by club

West Ham have confirmed that Manuel Lanzini will leave the club when his contract runs out on 30 June.

The midfielder joined the Hammers, initially on loan, from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira in the summer of 2015, and became permanent a year later.

Over eight seasons he has made 226 appearances in all competitions and scored 32 goals – twice winning the Club’s Goal of the Season award, for his unforgettable last-gasp strike at Tottenham Hotspur in 2020/21 and then a superb volleyed finish at Crystal Palace the following campaign.

Hammer of the Year runner-up in 2016/17, he fought back from a serious knee injury that cost him a place in Argentina’s FIFA World Cup finals squad in 2018 to regain his national team spot and play a key role in West Ham’s success over the last three years. He made eleven appearances in our glorious UEFA Europa Conference League run this season

He marked his final home game for the Club with a goal to round off a 3-1 win over Leeds United at London Stadium last month, and leaves having earned himself a place inside West Ham United’s top 70 all-time appearance makers.

Lanzini’s departure confirmed

David Moyes said: ‘On behalf of the players and coaching staff, I would like to thank Manu and wish him all the very best for the future.

“Manu has been a tremendous servant for the football club and a brilliant player for me in my time here as manager. In my first spell he played a key role in helping us to stay up, and he has always been someone I can rely on.

Lanzini celebrates at Udinese

Sporting Director Mark Noble added: “It has been a privilege to be a team-mate and a friend of Manu’s during his time at West Ham United.

“When he first walked into Chadwell Heath, as a 21-year-old on loan, I have to be honest, I looked at Manu and thought: ‘He might struggle in the Premier League.’

“Ten minutes later, I saw him in training and thought: ‘He’s going to be one of the most special players West Ham fans will ever see.’


Noble: “Lanzini is a player’s player”

“Manu is what I would call a player’s player. Until you have trained and played with him, you really don’t appreciate just how gifted and talented he is. Technically superb, fantastic vision, and so unselfish in how he uses the ball and helps the team.

“For the last eight years, he has given absolutely everything for the Club. It was a true pleasure to play alongside him in West Ham’s midfield, and to count him as a great friend during his time here.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Sorry to see Manu go I’ve loved watching him, extraordinary skills and a team player. Good luck with the rest of your career and thanks for the memories: the wondergoal v Spuds is forever!!!

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