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David Moyes faces a tough decision about how he will treat Manuel Lanzini in the coming months, and West Ham United would be willing to sell the midfielder this summer.
Which is the word?
According to Claret and Hugh, Lanzini may be euthanized at the end of the season to help raise funds for Moyes to remodel his unit at London Stadium.
The Hammers are expected to make the 28-year-old available for a permanent move if they receive offers worth £ 15 million, having only started three of his 12 Premier League appearances this term.
Should West Ham sell Lanzini this summer?
Yeah it’s not good enough
No i should be playing
Lanzini represents the latest player to be promoted on the move in next summer’s market, as Moyes apparently looks to clear West Ham of dead wood, including selling the Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson attacking flops with significant losses.
West Ham is believed to have piqued Lanzini’s interest in clubs in Turkey and the Middle East, while Andre Villas-Boas reportedly pressured Olympique de Marseille to sign the Argentine in January before leaving the Ligue 1 side by a difference of opinion.
Villas-Boas allegedly wished to sign the five cap international in the winter transfer market and had discussed the inclusion of Lanzini in a swap deal for Morgan Sanson, although OM preferred to close a loan deal with Celtic for Olivier Ntcham that includes a £ 5.5 million PURCHASE OPTION.
The Irons will now look to move Lanzini at the end of the season, with sales and the £ 20 million made from Sebastien Haller’s winter outing which is expected to contribute to a £ 59 million budget.
Difficult months for Moyes
With West Ham now looking to the summer market to ditch Lanzini after failing to find a buyer last month, the Argentine’s continued presence at London Stadium will leave Moyes in a difficult position knowing it’s time for the club to shed. of the midfielder.
The Hammers coach has shown throughout the 2020/21 campaign that he doesn’t rate Lanzini above people like Pablo Fornals or Said Benrahma, January’s loan signing Jesse Lingard or even Mark Noble, and the Argentine rarely Smells the action despite Moyes. suggestion Lanzini had been “unlucky” to be overlooked.
Although in a recent ‘U Irons’ podcast In his appearance on The Athletic, co-host Sam Delaney dubbed the attacker an “ineffective player” who fails to change the ball, does nothing decisive, does not score and does not play that last killer ball.
Lingard has opened the three Premier League matches available to him since he moved to East London on a temporary arrangement, while Benrahma has started nine of his 16 departures, Fornals 19 of 21 and noble earning each of his three outputs in Lanzini’s preferred position.
Moyes had brought Lanzini back to his plans over the festive period with a first league start to the season in Southampton on December 29, but the move apparently came too late to attract a suitor for the 28-year-old during the market. winter signings.
The former Manchester United head coach will surely now have to give Lanzini a bigger run on the side than he has had lately if West Ham is going to generate enough interest to make £ 15m from him. £ 70k per week teacher, who has presented only once in the Irons last five high-flying games.
But it remains to be seen whether playing with Lanzini will be for the good of the team at this point, or whether looking to the summer market will slow West Ham’s drive for European qualification.
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