Tottenham are reportedly monitoring Manuel Lanzini’s situation at West Ham United, with other Premier League clubs also interested in the Argentine.
According to The Mirror, Manuel Lanzini is being tracked by Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino plots a transfer raid on his London rivals. There are other names mentioned as well in the pursuit, with Everton and Liverpool among clubs who could be interested in the player.
Manuel Lanzini has risen up the proverbial ladder in world football in a rather rapid manner. Plying his trade in the Middle East for Al Jazira, the player was sent on loan to West Ham, a move that became so successful that the Hammers secured the player on a permanent basis.
And the Argentine has even managed to break into the National Team on the back of his consistent displays for the Premier League outfit as Slaven Bilic oversaw the ushering of a new era at the London Stadium, West Ham’s new home.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign West Ham star Manuel Lanzini.
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) November 10, 2017
But, Bilic has now departed after a mediocre start to the season and with David Moyes arriving at the club, there could be changes in the offing as far as the roster is concerned. Lanzini should, in all fairness, be one of the focal points under Moyes as well. However, the Argentine could also use the opportunity to explore the interest in his services.
Tottenham have been linked since long with the 24-year-old, with Everton and Liverpool also coming in at different times. Spurs, though, could ideally be the destination for Lanzini. Laden with persisting troubles as regards the left wing is concerned, Pochettino has been looking at various alternatives to solve the problem.
Riyad Mahrez has been named as consistently as Lanzini and with both the players seeing a change in managerial duties at their respective clubs, both of them could be within reach. Lanzini though, may attract less competition for Tottenham compared to Mahrez.
At 24, the player will settle in well with the rest of the youthful squad that is ambitious and driven towards the goal of becoming a feared name in European football. His contract is set to expire in 2020 and will command a considerably realistic fee, if Lanzini does end up asking for a move.
David Moyes is already reportedly looking to offload summer arrival and club-record signing Marko Arnautovic and in case that thought bears fruit in the January transfer window, Lanzini may have to wait till the summer to ask for a move. All in all, Lanzini looks like a player that needs to take the next step in his career and Tottenham looks like the ideal destination.