According to The Guardian, West Ham are looking to offload Manuel Lanzini this summer with David Moyes left “unconvinced” by his side’s attackers.
After finishing in 16th in the Premier League table and just five points above the drop zone, the Hammers will no doubt be keen to make some significant changes this summer ahead of the new campaign in September.
And as per The Guardian, both Lanzini and Felipe Anderson are two players who Moyes is trying to sell this summer in order to boost his club’s transfer budget, with £20m-valued Eberechi Eze of major interest to them.
After an impressive first couple of seasons with the Hammers, Lanzini’s form has tailed off dramatically, particularly this season. The Argentina international didn’t score a single goal in the 2019/2020 campaign, and only came up with three assists in his 25 games across all competitions.
The man signed by Slaven Bilic, and hailed by the Croatian as a “top player“, just hasn’t hit the heights of his impressive season in 2016/2017, when he managed eight goals and two assists in the Premier League alone.
The £14.4m-rated ace just hasn’t provided the same kind of creativity and goal threat needed from an attacking midfielder, averaging 1.3 key passes and one shot per game – in fact, his average Premier League match rating of 6.55 as per Whoscored, ranks him 18th amongst his teammates.
The Hammers must seize their chance to finally end his misery this summer.