Manuel Lanzini - Ten Fast Facts

Find out everything you need to know about the Hammers' newest recruit with our Ten Fast Facts
Ten fast facts you might not know about West Ham United’s new attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini.
  • Lanzini was born in Ituzaingo, a district of Buenos Aires, the city in which he made his way in the game with Argentine giants River Plate.
  • He came through the same River youth system as the likes of former Hammer Javier Mascherano, Ariel Ortega and Alfredo Di Stefano.
  • Manuel was only 17 years-old when he made his professional debut for the club, playing 45 minutes in a 1-0 win over Tigre in August 2010.
  • He was loaned to Brazilian side Fluminense for the 2011/12 campaign, and scored his debut professional goal in a 2-1 victory over Sao Paolo in September of that year.
  • Having helped Flu take the Carioca championship in 2012 and returned to River to take the famous No10 shirt with that useful experience under his belt.
  • He impressed on his first season back in Argentina, scoring an impressive eight goals in 26 league appearances and helping the Club reach the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the Champions League.
  • He added to his medal haul when River won the Argentine Primera Division Torneo Final in 2014, with clubs around the world by now alerted to his talents.
  • Lanzini is the youngest player to feature in the UAE Arabian Gulf League, having played at the age of 21 for Al Jazira.
  • He is the seventh player to link up with the Hammers this summer, following on from Stephen Hendrie, Darren Randolph, Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet, Angelo Ogbonna and Carl Jenkinson.
  • Manuel is nicknamed the Jewel, and Hammers fans will certainly be hoping he will shine during his time with the Hammers.
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