West Ham fans and David Gold react on Twitter to Manuel Lanzini extension

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The 23-year-old could be at West Ham United until 2022.

West Ham United have announced the permanent signing of Manuel Lanzini on a four-year contract, with a further two-year option.

The Argentine wizard, 23, has been in fine form for the Hammers this season, netting five goals in 16 Premier League starts, after initially joining on loan from Al Jazira last summer.

But the Irons have moved to make the switch permanent by virtue of his performances, and co-chairman David Gold led the celebrations following the news of his extension.

 

With Lanzini tied up for potentially the next six years, the future looks even brighter for West Ham - a side who continue to defy expectations this season.

 

Slaven Bilic's side sit fifth in the Premier League table, one point behind Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification, while they also have an FA Cup quarter-final replay with Manchester United to look forward to.

 

Winning that competition or finishing in the top four would be a dream way to bookend their stay at Upton Park, where they will leave this summer after 112 years.

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