West Ham United fans here in the Tavern are feeling slightly relieved, as their side managed to ensure safety by producing a number of positive results towards the end of the campaign.
Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to hit the ground running at the London Stadium after witnessing the Hammers’ inconsistencies, as many of our local residents are eyeing up a European place next season.
Although, the 64-year-old will need to dip right into the transfer market if he wants to achieve big things next season, as the current squad won’t be particularly appealing to the South American.
Interestingly, one player who the newly-appointed manager will love is Manuel Lanzini, who has been West Ham United’s star man for some time now as he continues to deliver world-class performances in the English capital.
However, Pellegrini will need to find the perfect player to play alongside his fellow South American in the next campaign, as he often found himself stranded with very little options this season.
Therefore, West Ham United should sign this player to bring the best out of Manuel Lanzini…
Both Ever Banega and Manuel Lanzini will be heading to the World Cup in Russia this summer as part of the Argentina squad. And, it’s fair to say that the South American pair work perfectly together on international duty, as they both managed to find the back of the net against Italy back in March.
Banega currently plays his football over in Spain for Sevilla, operating as an attacking midfielder that does like to sit back and help out the midfield at times if they are short on numbers. Of course, this would be perfect for someone like Manuel Lanzini, as he would be able to work his magic in the final third without having to worry about exposing the midfield.
Manuel Pellegrini has been a long-term admirer of Banega, as he was linked with the midfielder during his Manchester City days. So, he may finally be able to land his man this summer, which could prove crucial when it comes to securing a European spot as he has previous experience in the Champions League and has won the Europa League on two occasions.
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