The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been unsure of this upcoming season as their key man and the gem in their crown, Manuel Lanzini has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament and will miss most of the season. However, this update from the player himself has given the fans hope.
Some English media have said that my injury will make me miss next season, that there were problems with the surgery… none of this is true. The surgery went really well. Although I don’t want to set a date, I expect to be ready to play at the beginning of 2019. Thank you pic.twitter.com/MAl19duPHq
— Manuel Lanzini (@manulanzini) 27 June 2018
The West Ham fans propping our bar up will have to get by with the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic to get by them through this season as they’ll be without their brilliant Argentine. Lanzini has been one of West Ham’s best players over the last couple of seasons and his absence won’t be taken well as the club face another season battling against relegation, but with Manuel Pellegrini in charge, they’ll be odds on to stay up.
Lanzini has said himself that he should be back fit at the beginning of 2019, however, he’s reluctant to put a date on his return as any setbacks will only upset the fans. Still, though, the fact that he’s already on the road to recovery is positive news and the sooner he’s back the better for the fans who will be looking forward to seeing how he plays under their new gaffer.
You can read our positive Hammers’ verdict on Lanzini’s update here:
Good to hear. Can't wait to see you playing in the Claret and Blue again #COYI
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) June 27, 2018
Get well soon
— Dan Silver (@dansilver_) 27 June 2018
We will miss our little jewel but we need you fit and strong have a speedy recovery every Hammer is behind you
— Paul Connelly (@Hammer66Paul) 27 June 2018
Ain’t nobody like lanzini makes me happy plays the West Ham way
— Joe Halford (@joe90halford) 27 June 2018
Great to hear Manu ! @julianfarrugia3
— Ganni Vassallo (@gannivassallo) June 27, 2018
Love you Manu
— Dan Heath (@danheath2011) 27 June 2018
Brilliant news, get well soon Manu.
— Iain Tait (@RitaitIain) 27 June 2018
As you can see, there isn’t an Iron on Twitter who isn’t giving Lanzini their full support as the creative midfielder starts his rehabilitation.