West Ham are working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the new Premier League season but a blow was suffered earlier this month with injury to a key player.
Manuel Lanzini sustained a cruciate ligament on international duty with Argentina, forcing him to miss his nation’s World Cup campaign, and speculation suggested he would be sidelined for the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign.
However, the 25-year-old took to social media to quell those concerns with an update on his situation – stating that recent surgery was a success and he intends to return for the beginning of 2019.
Naturally, Lanzini’s comments provided a huge boost to fans of West Ham ahead of the new campaign and they were quick to log on to Twitter to wish their Argentine ace a swift recovery.
Lanzini has become a fan favourite at the London Stadium since signing from Al Jazira in 2016, following a successful loan stint in the Premier League, and is considered a key-part of the Hammers side.
Good to hear. Can't wait to see you playing in the Claret and Blue again #COYI
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) June 27, 2018
He will be missed 🙁
Get well soon
Ain’t no body like Lanzini
— Mæn Łîkê Łañžîńī (@SexyLanzini) June 27, 2018
Ain’t nobody like lanzini makes me happy plays the West Ham way ⚒
— Joe Halford (@joe90halford) June 27, 2018
We will miss our little jewel but we need you fit and strong have a speedy recovery every Hammer is behind you ⚒️
— Paul Connelly (@Hammer66Paul) June 27, 2018
Get well soon, but most importantly get well properly Manu. Thanks for setting things straight. God bless.
— John (@0703jab) June 27, 2018
Rest up Manu! We love you ⚒⚒⚒