Speaking to QPR’s Facebook page, Hugill has described the Argentine international as the best footballer he has ever played with – though it remains to be seen whether the £10 million striker will ever get the chance to put away the chances that Lanzini so frequently creates in Manuel Pellegrini’s attack.
“In training, being around this player all the time, he’s brilliant, he’s amazing. I’ve never seen a player like him; Manu Lanzini,” Hugill said.
“The things he can do with a football, it’s incredible just to watch him and in training its even better.”
Hugill famously played just 22 minutes of Premier League football for West Ham after making that ill-fated move from Preston North End in January 2018. But, after a disappointing loan spell at boyhood club Middlesbrough, the 27-year-old is arguably in the form of his life at QPR.
Hugill has scored five goals in just five Championship starts since linking up with Mark Warburton at Loftus Road, including a match-winning brace away at Sheffield Wednesday before the international break.
Lanzini, meanwhile, signed a new long-term contract with West Ham at the end of August but he is yet to rediscover his golden touch since a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.
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