West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini has scored seven goals during his first season in English football.
Co-owner David Sullivan has confirmed this week that West Ham will sign Lanzini from Al Jazira on a permanent transfer at the end of the season for a fee of £7.4 million (Daily Mail).
Lanzini is currently on loan at West Ham, but the London club made sure they agreed a price before agreeing to a temporary move, and it has turned out to be an excellent piece of business.
The 23-year-old Argentine’s first season in English football has been highly encouraging, and he would surely be worth far more than the fee West Ham have paid now.
Parlour has praised the Hammers’ transfer business, suggesting that the attacking midfielder has the ability to be a match winner.
“That’s an absolute bargain,” Parlour said. “I saw him against Chelsea, and what a goal. He’s a player that when he’s got the ball he’s so comfortable. With people like Lanzini in your side you know something is going to happen.”
Lanzini curled in a beauty in West Ham’s most recent match against Chelsea, which finished as a 2-2 draw.
That goal was the youngster’s seventh in what has been a highly productive first season in English football.
Lanzini’s next chance to impress is likely to come in West Ham’s first match after the international break, which comes against Crystal Palace.