'We've got carpet' West Ham fans on what Manuel Lanzini said to Lionel Messi

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their third goal

West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini has been pictured training with legend Lionel Messi while on international duty with Argentina.

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their third goalWest 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.

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring their first goalLanzini 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.

Indeed his performances have been attracting admiring glances from rivals Premier League clubs like Everton, as reported by the likes of The Sun.

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 reactsBarcelona's Lionel Messi reacts

And now the Hammers hero has been pictured with the legendary star in training, much to the delight of Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David.

It has also inevitably prompted some hilarious responses on Twitter about what he might have been saying to the Barca hero.

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