West Ham fans are enjoying an interesting first season under Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean has got the Hammers playing the right way with the likes of Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic firing, yet the fans cannot wait to add Manuel Lanzini to that pairing to make it a devastating trio in their attack.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 15 February 2019
Lanzini is a sublime midfielder and his story of missing the World Cup last summer was a heart-breaking one. The summer in Russia would have been the West Ham man’s first ever World Cup, and his only chance to play with Lionel Messi, the world’s greatest ever player, on the biggest stage and a crucial knee ligament injury cost him that. However, he now looks ready to get back to it at club level and shine.
If Lanzini does get back to playing the football he was before his injury then it won’t be long at all until he’s played his way back into the Argentine national team and staked his claim as one of the best players outside of the Premier League’s top six. His numbers speak for themselves, with 99 West Ham appearances producing 20 goals and 15 assists, and the fans are desperate to see those numbers change before the end of the season.
You can read the Irons’ calls for a Lanzini return here:
Anderson to the left, Manny at the center, Yarmolenko to the right with Arnie as the 9. Next season looks neat
— Segun (@Jojo_Official1) February 15, 2019
— Mark Hodson (@MarkPHodson) February 15, 2019
Great to have him back . I really am hoping with can get the old Arnie back , what a three with Anderson we would have . Coyi
— ToneHammer (@tone_hammer) 15 February 2019
Can not wait to see him back in action! We’ve missed his creativity so much
— Tom Guy (@TomGuy93) February 15, 2019
Manuuuuuuuuu weve really really missed u. Aint nobody
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) 15 February 2019
Unbelievable player, so looking forward to having him back.
— alex (@alex_cvb) February 15, 2019
Couple him with Felipe Anderson and we may have a blood bath
— Lando Calrissian(@kweku_Tunechi) 15 February 2019
Palace at home chip was missing. That finish was so naughty @manulanzini
— Jason (@JasonFlatman) 15 February 2019
The Hamers cannot wait to have the jewel in their crown back and will hope Lanzini can fire them to a strong end of the season.