It’s not that West Ham United haven’t exactly been busy throughout the ongoing summer transfer window already but it still feels like there’s so much work ahead of David Moyes. He has to sort out the team and reinforce them if they are to be competitive in the upcoming 2020/21 Premier League campaign and signings are necessary.
Of course, the big issue is that the Hammers don’t have too much money to spend and will first have to thin out the herd, sell some players, raise funds and then dip their toes into the market once again.
According to an exclusive report from Team Talk, their struggling playmaker Manuel Lanzini might be the next one to go out the exit door.
The same source explains Turkish giants Fenerbahce have indeed made an approach for the player and are interested to land him this summer. The Argentine is one of the higher earners at the club so offloading him would go a long way to potentially stabilising their financial situation.
Still, the biggest obstacle at the moment is the fact West Ham want him gone on a permanent deal while Fenerbahce want a loan. So despite their interest, if something doesn’t change soon, the Istanbul side might miss out on their man.
And that would also be a hit for the Hammers since they are desperate to start selling players and accumulating money for their future ventures.
With his reported £100k-a-week salary, maybe getting him off the wage bill should be the priority for West Ham, even if it means not selling him on a permanent deal.
If Fenerbahce can perhaps cover his wages for the duration of the loan, this could still be something to interest Moyes and co. But as it currently stands, they only want to sell the player, not loan him out.