In a rather twisted way of doing things when it comes to West Ham, David Gold confirmed the loan signing of Manuel Lanzini before the club’s official Twitter account today.

Images of Lanzini – also known as ‘The Jewel’ – completing his medical were circulating yesterday so it was only a matter of time before the club officially announced the 22-year-old’s capture.

But as the first team are preoccupied with landing in Malta ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League tie, it appears David Gold has been drafted in as stand-in social media manager for the afternoon.

Manuel Lanzini signs
Manuel Lanzini signs on the dotted line…

And the fans seems to be pretty delighted with eighth signing of the summer.

Lanzini follows Darren Randolph, Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet, Angelo Ogbonna, Carl Jenkinson and Martin Samuelsen as the summer’s newest recruits.

Here’s how the fans reacted to David Gold’s confirmation…

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