Date: 22nd July 2019 at 5:30pm
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Jack Sullivan heaped praise on West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini on Monday as it was four years to do the day that the playmaker joined the club.

The son of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan raved about what a signing Lanzini had been for the club on the player’s Hammers anniversary after West Ham’s official Twitter celebrated Lanzini by sharing the player’s first goal for the club.

“What a game this was!!! And what a signing lanzini has been!!” wrote Sullivan via his verified Twitter account.

Lanzini joined West Ham on loan from Al-Jazira in July 2015, before the Hammers signed him on a permanent basis in June 2016.

OPINION

Lanzini has played 109 times for the Hammers, scoring 21 goals and assisting 17 in the process, so Sullivan is right to suggest that the 26-year-old has proven to be a fantastic signing. The skilful playmaker has been one of the Hammers’ most creative threats in the Hammers’ midfield since arriving and it’ll be interesting to see how he does in his 2019/20 campaign. Lanzini only managed to feature 10 times for the Hammers in his latest campaign, scoring once and assisting one, after spending most of the season stuck on the sidelines with an injury. The 26-year-old sustained an injury while away on international duty in June and ended up being ruled out of action for 229 days (Source: Transfermarkt). Lanzini then spent a further period on the sidelines due to fitness issues, he’d been out for a while after all, and then was ruled out for a couple of more games due to him suffering from a torn muscle after returning. However, with Lanzini’s fitness issues now behind him, hopefully, he can wow under Manuel Pellegrini.