West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini has given a positive update about his future – and some of the club’s supporters expressed their delighted on Twitter with his comments.
The attacking midfielder is currently out of contract with the Hammers in 2020 and has entered the final year of his deal.
But Sky Sports has recently reported that Manuel Pellegrini’s team are prepared to hand him a new improved contract at the London Stadium that will tie him down to beyond 2022.
The 26-year-old has confirmed that he’s holding discussions with West Ham and he views his future with them.
“Yes, we are talking with the club about staying and, of course, I want to stay,” Lanzini told Sky Sports.
“It is like my home. It is my fifth season now, I love the fans, the fans love me and the club is amazing.”
A selection of West Ham supporters are delighted by Lanzini’s comments and consider him to be a talisman for the team.
The creative playmaker will be hoping to edge back to his best form after an injury disrupted him last season and meant he played only 10 times.
He’s played both the opening two league fixtures this term and provided an assist against Brighton, which should be a regular occurrence this season with his vision and ability.
It looks like a new deal is just around the corner for him and he’s becoming so essential to the team.
Here are some West Ham fans commenting on Lanzini:
— neil anderson (@Neilanderson810) August 22, 2019
I love you
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) August 22, 2019
— Lynne Cannell (@LynneCannell51) August 22, 2019
We need him this season ⚒
— Mark jackson (@Markjac08137444) August 22, 2019
Things you love to see 😍😍 @caseydr3w
— Olie (@oliemichablabla) August 22, 2019
— Connor United (@cotdaboss) August 22, 2019