Wednesday 18 September 2019

David Sullivan: West Ham have 'unbreakable option' to sign Manuel Lanzini

Manuel Lanzini has scored four goals for West Ham
Manuel Lanzini has scored four goals for West Ham

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has warned off rival clubs interested in signing rising star Manuel Lanzini.

The Argentinian midfielder is reportedly a target for Liverpool following his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

Lanzini has scored four goals so far this season, including one against the Reds in West Ham's 3-0 win at Anfield in August.

The 22-year-old moved to Upton Park in the summer on a season-long loan from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira, and Sullivan insists his club have an "unbreakable option" to sign him permanently.

"I know there have been some reports in the media over the weekend surrounding the future of Manuel Lanzini," Sullivan told the club website.

"We have an unbreakable option with both Lanzini and his club, so any other team's interest is irrelevant.

"Manuel has been a fantastic signing for the club and we all hope he can maintain this superb run of form for the rest of the season."

Sullivan also confirmed forward Enner Valencia will be out until early January with the ankle injury he suffered against Everton recently.

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