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.
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…
Manuel Lanzini an attacking midfielder has today signed for West Ham United. He's nicknamed "the jewel" dg pic.twitter.com/oKM7bWpEnc
— David Gold (@davidgold) July 22, 2015
David Gold who is usually a week late, has even confirmed Lanzini before the official page
— alex (@AlexFynn) July 22, 2015
— 父 Billy Summers 父 (@billbob88) July 22, 2015
— Conor (@conham8) July 22, 2015
— JimboWHUFC77 (@JimboWHUFC77) July 22, 2015
Lanzini is a punt, but one well worth taking. #whufc
— Samuel Thorne (@SamuelJThorne) July 21, 2015
— Chonsette (@Chonsette) July 22, 2015
Looking forward to our fans arse licking Lanzini as much as possible just to make sure he signs a permanent deal if he comes out good #COYI
— 1949 (@OthmaneSentassy) July 22, 2015
— ⚒ The Shak ⚒ (@5hakt1) July 22, 2015
— Tom PK (@TomPK2) July 20, 2015
Lanzini is an exciting prospect. Seen him only a couple of times on TV but on his day very good. Will be another Samuelsen to us. #COYI
— Sam (@SamVazMayne) July 20, 2015
Payet, Song, Ogbonna, Obiang, Jenkinson, Lanzini, Javier Hernandez/Austin & Adrien Rabiot all in one summer would be rather tasty #COYI
— Benzie (@benzieyeah) July 16, 2015
Lanzini doesn't sound all that after reading reports etc #coyi
— ⚒ Marky Perkins ⚒ (@Supagrova1973) July 16, 2015
— Steve Gilliard (@SteveGilliard) July 15, 2015
@davidgold / Hi DG, just saw clips of Lanzini. Good running with ball and not frightened to take people on. Familiarity to Di Canio.
— Ray Madden (@RayMadden4) July 22, 2015
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