West Ham United are confident of completing contract talks with Manuel Lanzini within a fortnight, according to Claret & Hugh.
There is less than 12 months on the 26-year-old’s contract, though there is the option for a further two years – regardless of this, the Hammers are keen to commit the Argentinian to a long term deal.
The attacking midfielder will reportedly want to see his wage, understood to stand at around £35,000-per-week, at least doubled.
Lanzini showed what he can do for West Ham as he put in a Man of the Match performance in the 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, as per WhoScored.
It was the Argentinian who set up West Ham’s only goal of the game, as he picked the ball up from Arthur Masuaku and ran with it, before playing a perfectly weighted through ball for Javier Hernandez to put into the back of the net.
Throughout the game, he made four key passes, completed five dribbles and maintained a pass success rate of 88% – accuracy which is made even more impressive because of how direct he was being in his play.
West Ham’s number 10 also helped out defensively, as he made one tackle and three interceptions throughout this match.
With Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals joining the Hammers during the summer, there was plenty of excitement at London Stadium, though it is also important to hold onto important players such as Lanzini.
The 26-year-old highlighted during the game at Brighton that if he can stay fit, then he can still be an influential player for the club.
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