The Argentine has just a year left on his contract, and it seems that West Ham could be struggling to sort out his future.
And Fornals’ arrival at the London Stadium would surely plunge Lanzini’s future into further doubt.
Fornals looks like a natural replacement for Lanzini, with the pair possessing a similar skillset.
Both players are nimble and agile, but lack the physical qualities to offer much to a side defensively.
Lanzini’s departure would unquestionably be a blow for West Ham, but he is on a £70,000-a-week contract (Spotrac), and saving that money while bringing in Fornals may actually be some very smart business by the Hammers.
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