Impressive midfielder wants West Ham move despite Liverpool interest

Manuel Lanzini has revealed that he’s eager to make his loan move to West Ham a permanent transfer, despite mooted interest from Liverpool.

The Argentine attacking midfielder joined the Hammers from Al-Jazira over the summer and has been a huge success in east London.

Despite a few raised eyebrows when the Irons elected to lure in a player from the United Arab Emirates’ top division, the 22-year-old has made a smooth transition and is considered to be one of Slaven Bilic’s key players thanks to his creativity and technique.

West Ham are already thought to be looking at a full transfer, but reports have claimed that Merseyside giants Liverpool have been alerted, and given the appeal of the Anfield outfit some have feared Lanzini could find it hard to reject a big transfer.

However, the former River Plate man has stated that he wants to stay put:

“I hope to be sitting here next season in this dressing room. It’s what I want,” he is quoted by Goal. “When you’re at a club and feeling like you have an important role, you want to stay.

“But I am focused on this season. I have six or seven months of my loan to run so we’ll see what happens.”

Lanzini, currently out injured, has netted four goals in 12 appearances for the claret and blue-clad team.