West Ham set Manuel Lanzini asking price after making exit decision

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2021 5:22 - Robert McCarthy

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West Ham are reportedly planning to sell Manuel Lanzini this summer if their £15million asking price is met.

Football Insider claimed on Monday that PSG failed with a late attempt to sign the Hammers star in January. That was after they missed out on bringing in Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

David Moyes’ Premier League high-flyers decided at the time they didn’t want to lose the Argentine during the season.

Even though they brought in Jesse Lingard on loan, the Hammers didn’t want to weaken their squad as they battle for a top four spot.

However, Lanzini’s future remains in the balance and Football Insider claims West Ham have now set the player’s price.

A Hammers source told the website that West Ham value Lanzini between £10m and £15m. He was previously valued higher but has fallen down the pecking order at the London Stadium.

There are expected be no shortage of takers for the 27-year-old come the end of the season. Indeed, it is rumoured that other clubs, apart from PSG, were also monitoring his situation in January.


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Hammers boosted in keeper chase

West Ham’s prospects of signing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha have been boosted after an admission that he is now ‘open to new challenges’.

The Hammers were linked with a move for the 25-year-old in January. Reports claimed that West Ham had their eyes on two keepers playing in Rome.

The other was Roma’s Pau Lopez but that possibility ended before it begun. He recently regained his first-team place and made it clear he wanted to remain in the Italian capital.

Veteran Pepe Reina is currently keeping Strakosha out of Lazio’s first team. The former Liverpool shot-stopper is now 38 but has played 15 Serie A games to Strakosha’s six.

The 25-year-old had been a regular starter for the Biancocelesti, with more than 170 appearances. But a positive Covid-19 test and some injury problems have thwarted his progress this term.

It seems as though the Hammers are not the only club showing an interest. Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have also been linked.

He seems happy in the Eternal City but told Sky Germany that anything is possible. Read more…

 

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