Who would have thought in his debut season that four of five years later when he was supposed to be in his prime, 27-year-old Manuel Lanzini would look so lost?
However, excusing a brief shoulder injury that saw him miss most of November and December, he’s only set up two goals since, has been unable to score himself for nearly a year and has lost his international place – we last saw him in a five-minute cameo over a month ago.
Rightly so, Fornals has nicked his place in the team and fellow fans on Twitter are already debating Lanzini’s price if he’s to be moved on in the summer…
15 to 18m
— nevo (@crumplednev) March 4, 2020
15m at moment
— hammerhead (@larryberyl) March 4, 2020
15 mil but don’t reckon he’d wanna go anywhere else other than back home to his beloved River Plate
— Brad ⚒ (@Bradley_Todd) March 4, 2020
— RobB🌍🙋🏻♂️ (@RobGBelt) March 4, 2020
— Guy75 (@Guy7514) March 4, 2020
10-12M not a starting 11 player and has drastically dropped form since his injury.
— Chris (@ItsmeChris91) March 4, 2020
Swap deal with Ollie Watkins at best
— paul gatland (@paulgatland76) March 4, 2020
— Simon②⚒ (@BrexitIniesta16) March 4, 2020
— COYI⚒ (@Tommyirons7) March 4, 2020
— Adam Leatherbarrow (@Adam_MC1R) March 4, 2020