Manuel Lanzini (Midfielder)
15th Feb 1993 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)Signed:
21st Jul 2015 (£9,000,000)Contract:
4 years + 2 year option (signed March 2016)Previous Club:
Al Jazira ClubKUMB Awards:
Player of the Year 2016/17; Goal of the Season (third place) 2016/17; Most Improved Player (third place) 2016/17; Best Signing (third place) 2015/16.
Manuel Lanzini plays as an attacking midfielder for West Ham. He made his first team debut for River Plate in August 2010 at the age of just 17.
In 2011/12 he sent the season on loan Fluminense where he made 37 appearances, scoring five goals. After returning to River for the next two seasons he joined Al Jazira on loan in 2014, becoming the youngest foreigner ever to feature in the Arabian Gulf League in doing so.
After a season with Al Jazira, West Ham brought Lanzini to England on loan with view to a permanent deal. That clause was triggered in July 2016, with Lanzini signing a four-year contract with an option for a further two years. His shirt number changed from 28 to 10 ahead of the 2016/17 season.