Few would doubt that West Ham United have enjoyed one of the best transfer windows of the summer, so the punters clad in claret and blue in the Transfer Tavern have been dancing in sheer delight.
Indeed, with the club reportedly making an offer to Portugal powerhouse William Carvalho, our resident Irons are in a good mood. Well, it’s about to get even better.
According to the Sun, the Hammers could seal ANOTHER big name deal, though this time involving one of their own players. They claim Manuel Lanzini is set to pen an £85k-p/w contract at the London Stadium, with the Argentine previously touted as a potential target for Liverpool.
The 24-year-old is understood to have seen a massive hike in his wages after establishing himself as the club’s main creative outlet in the wake of Dimitri Payet’s departure and attracting keen eyes from Anfield.
Originally, the plan was thought to have been to offer the former River Plate youngster £50k-p/w – a £20k pay rise – though the interest is said to have driven that up to the salary quoted in this report.
Ahead of an exciting new dawn, ‘The Jewel’ is believed to have been convinced, much to the delight our local West Ham supporters.
Keeping Lanzini away from a truly top team in the long run may prove unrealistic, though the fact he’s reportedly close to extending his deal with the Irons is a huge statement of intent.
With that in mind, it’s another wonderful bit of business for the Hammers.