West Ham completed the signing of Lanzini on Wednesday.
An Argentine playmaker, dubbed ‘The Jewel’, Lanzini arrives on a season-long loan from Al-Jazira Club in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.
Having stated his career with River Plate in his native Argentina, Lanzini progressed through their academy into the first-team, winning international youth caps in the progress, and being linked with a number of European clubs.
However, he opted to switch to the UAE last summer, before linking up with West Ham this week.
He arrives at the Boleyn Ground to provide another attacking threat to the club, and although doubts remain about his ability to adapt to the physical side of English football, there is no questioning his technical ability in the attacking third.
Renowned for his vision, ability to pick out a game-changing pass, and skilful nature, he promises to excite watching crowds, and West Ham fans took to Twitter to express their delight at Lanzini’s capture when the deal was announced.
Can't wait to see lanzini play in claret and blue @whufc_official !!!! Great signing— Tom Rudd (@tomrudd_14) July 22, 2015
Lanzini could be a great signing. Pacey and creative but very unreliable at times. Should add further entertainment though— WHUFC (@Forever_WestHam) July 22, 2015
Welcome to West Ham Manuel Lanzini. The lad has great chance to show his undoubted talent. Excited to see him in the team! #WelcomeLanzini— Up The Hammers (@Mr_BA6) July 21, 2015
Lanzini has the potential to be such a great signing— Nathan Symons (@NathaanIsMe) July 21, 2015
Welcome to West Ham Lanzini, so excited to see all our signings in action. #COYI— Elliot Meredew (@elliotm39) July 22, 2015