West Ham United attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini suffered a hamstring injury that manager David Moyes described afterwards as “worrying” in the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the London Stadium on Saturday, and Irons fans have urged the club to get a deal for Inter Milan’s Joao Mario done following the blow.
Lanzini played the full 120 minutes in the east London outfit’s FA Cup third round replay tie against Shrewsbury Town during the week, and he was taken off in the 64th minute against the Cherries after suffering a hamstring issue.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have been strongly linked with a move for Joao Mario in recent days, with Inter willing to let the Euro 2016 winner leave on loan before the January transfer window slams shut.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the situation via social media, and while one said “with Lanzini’s potential injury, Joao Mario would be a huge signing now”, another said “we need to bring Joao Mario in before the next game”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
All the more to get Joao Mario now as back up!
— Miles Wilson ⚒ (@HammerFromDevon) January 20, 2018
With Lanzini’s potential injury, Joao Mario would be a huge signing now. Still need Dendoncker to replace someone in midfield and also fill in at CB if needed. Schurrle on loan would be great as well. 3 class players for £20m would see us safe
— Michael ⚒ Zdenek (@MichaelZdenek) January 20, 2018
we need to bring Joao Mario in before the next league game. We better have a new, quality midfielder in the team for Palace
— Jack (@Jvckist) January 20, 2018
Joao Mario would be a massive add to that partnership.
— Wolf Nine (@Wolf_Nine9) January 20, 2018
Hope we can pull this off,Need extra creativity along Arnie & Lanzini
— ⚒Imran Khan ⚒ (@imran484_khan) January 20, 2018
We need two good midfielders who can create chances and run for 90 mins. Once lanzini came off, we were awful going forward
— Fred⚒ (@PabloZxbaleta) January 20, 2018
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