Lanzini was recently snapped up by manager Slaven Bilic and he’s explained that the club’s imminent move to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford and the possibility of playing in Europe were both big factors in his decision to move to the club on loan.
“I knew about the new Stadium for next year but I prefer to think about the present. Right now, I’m only concentrating on starting training and getting fit,” he told whufc.com.
“Yes, [the Europa League was part of the decision] but it’s not the only factor. To play in Europe is good for any player but there were a lot of incentives to help me make the decision.”
The Stadium move
West Ham have a buying option in the loan agreement which saw them sign Lanzini on loan and if he wants to be part of the stadium move, he needs to play out of his skin over the coming months.
He needs to show Bilic why it’s a no-brainer to make his loan move a permanent switch through the manner and character of his performances.
The Olympic Stadium creates some exciting possibilities for all of West Ham’s players such as the chance to become popular with new fans and the chance to earn bigger and improved contracts.
The Europa League
West Ham still have to qualify for the Europa League group stage but they have competed well in qualifying so far.
European football makes any team instantly more attractive to any new signing and it’s a platform which will allow Lanzini to showcase what he’s capable of on a larger scale.