Why Losing Lanzini Would Ruin Our Transfer Window
Author: ExWHUEmployee. Published: 27 July 2017 at 10:18pm
Written by FrankieLevin @frankWHUFC
It has been an interesting transfer window for most West Ham fans so far to say the least, but the uncertainty surrounding Manuel Lanzini has left a few fans on edge.
We have already managed to capture a prolific goal scorer in Javier Hernandez, who has experienced success in three different leagues, and with his proven track record in the premier league; it is definitely a time to get excited if you are a hammer.
The additions of Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Pablo Zabaleta have also significantly bolstered our starting XI, again giving us as fans more reason to be optimistic going into the season.
Although all of these signings have felt like a dream come true, if we were to let our best player in Lanzini go, it would, in my opinion, ruin everything we have done so far.
The Argentine has established himself as our main man since the departure of a certain someone, and he has handled the pressure that this adds with real confidence, managing to score 8 goals and grab 2 assists last season.
This window has brought a lot of faith to many hammers, but again, losing Lanzini would completely disassemble the point of our project;, which of course is to gradually progress as a side and develop our team from strength to strength.
I cannot speak for every fan, but to even think about selling such an exciting project would confuse me, especially with Slaven Bilic wanting to build a team around the argentine.
It does appear that Lanzini is very happy at the club, but the longer we don’t offer him a new contract, the more chance he has of changing his mind. In my opinion, keeping Lanzini and making a statement to other clubs that we are not interested in selling our best players would have a bigger impact on our club than most people realise. What is the point of getting these players in if we are just going to sell?
To put it into simple terms, Lanzini is literally ‘priceless’ and should not be sold for any figure. Keeping him and tying him down to a new contract would be one of the best deals we have done this summer transfer window, and that is saying something because is has been remarkable!
As to what we can do as a team next season, that question remains an intriguing one, as it all depends on how well our new signings do, especially Chicharito. We have improved every position that needed improving the most, which is what has delighted the fans the most, and as to what we should be targeting this season, it would be pushing for Europa League.
It would take some season to break into the top 7, but all of this ambition and excitement would be worthless if we lost Lanzini.
He is something we have lacked at West Ham for years, so we need to keep hold of him, prove to him that we are a club progressing, and make him feel as if he has a big part to play in the future of this football club.
Frankie Levin, @FrankWHUFC