The West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling apprehensive ahead of their evening fixture with Leicester City tonight.
David Moyes is set to make his bow at the London Stadium this evening for the first time since taking charge of The Hammers earlier this month. His opening match in charge of the club resulted in a 2 nil defeat against Watford last time out despite carving open a handful of glaring opportunities throughout the game. The Scotsman will be fully aware that his side will need to be clinical in-front of goal when they host Leicester this evening.
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Despite their woeful opening to the season, West Ham are hardly short of attacking talent in their squad with Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini all recognised and well-respected talents.
However, much to the concern The Hammers faithful propping up the bar here, the latter could be set to leave the club in January with Ladbrokes reporting that Tottenham are preparing a bid for the Argentine.
West Ham must do everything in their power to resist the advances of The Lilywhites in January.
Moyes simply cannot afford to lose a player of Lanzini’s quality in the mid-season window considering their abysmal record in the Premier League so far this season.
Although the 24-year-old has failed to hit the ground running so far this season, his loss would be a catastrophic blow to West Ham’s chances of remaining in the English top-flight this season.
Plenty of their most impressive performances in the last two seasons have been inspired by Lanzini’s creativity in the midfield.
If he can rediscover his most devastating form in the coming weeks then West Ham will undoubtedly experience a considerable upturn in form.
If The Irons are to dig themselves out of the hole they’re in, they will need Lanzini to remain at the club in January.