West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates
Lanzini, nicknamed the 'little Jewel', was called up to the star-studded Argentina squad for the first time at senior level last month.
The outstanding playmaker has been included in La Celeste’s 20-man selection for a "friendly" against bitter South American rivals Brazil in Australia this Friday followed by a first-ever meeting with Singapore four days later.
Lanzini scores the winner against Spurs
Lanzini, who has 15 goals in 70 appearances for the Hammers, has fast become one of the club's most prized assets.
Lanzini told the club's official website recently that he was excited at the prospect of training with the likes of Barcelona star Messi before joining up with the squad.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts
It has also inevitably prompted some hilarious responses on Twitter about what he might have been saying to the Barca hero.
Mate, you'll love it— *R*J*K* (@Robbiejamesking) June 5, 2017
Theres this massive green carpet.. and they do popcorn pic.twitter.com/bqkPnqgHvq
Don't forget europes largest digital screen!— Will Bailham⚒ (@WillBailham) June 5, 2017
"Hmmm...Popcorn, digital screens, carpet...sounds like a peep show. You make your owners sound like porn barons! Ha ha. You're a funny guy!"— Pablo-bly (@pre_preast) June 6, 2017
And u can play right back if u want everyone else has ⚒— ⚒ Tony Bastin ⚒ (@hammertonbas) June 6, 2017
Hope some of that magic dust rubs off on Messi!— Fazzamania (@fazzamania) June 5, 2017
Maybe many can convince messi to join us lol— Mark (@cockneyborn) June 5, 2017
Football's greatest player... the other guy on the left is Messi— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) June 5, 2017
Have we offered a Freddo for him yet?— Ryan Hawkes (@rhawkes11) June 5, 2017
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