West Ham handed promising transfer boost, star admits he wants move

Manuel Lanzini has admitted that he wants to sign for West Ham on a permanent basis, according to MailOnline.

The 22-year-old is currently on loan in east London from United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira, and the Hammers have first option to buy him outright next summer.

And after a hugely impressive string of performances in the Premier League, it has been widely reported that the Hammers intend to take up that option as soon as possible to ensure the Argentine youngster remains with them.

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And Lanzini admits he would love to stay at the club longer, and cites the Hammers’ move to the Olympic Stadium as a key factor.

He said: “I hope to be sitting here next season in this dressing room [at the Olympic Stadium].

“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.

“This [the stadium move] is going to give West Ham a boost. As a stadium, it’s fantastic.”

And Lanzini also revealed that he turned down a number of offers from other clubs in Europe in the summer, and chose West Ham because it was the only place that felt right for him.

“There were several offers to come to Europe,” the youngster admitted.

“All were sort of loan deals and West Ham was the best for me. It is a well-organised club where I can develop as a footballer and a human being.

“The coaching staff have faith in me and give me confidence. The Premier League is fast and dynamic, it suits my game.

“I’m very comfortable here.”

Lanzini has scored five goals in 13 first team appearances for the Hammers this season.