The news of Manuel Lanzini’s long-term injury has rocked West Ham in the past week, with the midfielder set to miss Argentina’s World Cup campaign.
Lanzini worked hard to force his way into Jorge Sampaoli’s plans for the South American giants and now faces a spell on the sidelines for at least the first few months of Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure at the London Stadium.
Some speculation has suggested that Lanzini could be forced to miss the entirety of the 2018/19 Premier League season, which would be a huge blow to the Hammers, and the player himself is focusing on a full recovery rather than a swift return.
Naturally, West Ham fans are full of support for the 25-year-old who has become a fan favourite in recent campaigns and they flooded to social media to send messages to the Argentina ace.
Some even called for the Hammers to show support for Lanzini by offering a new contract.
Good luck in your recovery little jewel ⚒
— Marcus Rowswell⚒ (@MarcusRowswell) June 12, 2018
Give the man a new contract, he’ll return the favor on the pitch… ✍
Focus on your recovery your WHU family is behind you all he way COYI
— Mary (@ZaynafamilyMary) June 12, 2018
Best wishes Manu, put yourself first then return stronger than ever. COYI family
— Darren Wickert (@DarrenWickert) June 12, 2018
Good luck, we need you!
— Bad Apple (@ramalina) June 12, 2018
Love you manu! Chin up big man come back stronger! Every West Ham fan will be pulling you through!! ❤
— Stewart Nye (@afccheezy06) June 12, 2018
Good luck with the recovery, come back stronger