- Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out of 2018/19 season following the injury he cropped before the 2018 World Cup
- The 25-year-old forward is worried after learning that he would be out of action for 15 months
- West Ham’s new boss, Manuel Pellegrini would now be hunting for a possible replacement
Argentina’s West Ham forward Manuel Lanzini has been ruled out of 2018/19 campaign following the injury he cropped with the Albiceleste squad before the ongoing World Cup in Russia, latest reports suggest.
According to the UK Mirror, the 25-year-old Argentina international, is worried after learning that he would be out of action for about 15 months.
The reported noted that Lanzini, who sustained the career-threatening injury, after rupturing his cruciate ligaments in Albiceleste training, seven days before the commencement of hostilities at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, would have been told that he still stands a chance during the new campaign.
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Interestingly, before the injury, they were suggestions at the Hammers’ that Lanzini, whose quality has improved greatly, could be attracting offers from bigger teams this summer transfer.
Sadly, West Ham’s new boss, Manuel Pellegrini would now be hunting for a possible replacement and is likely to look at the direction of ex-Arsenal star Jack Wilshere, despite issues surrounding his fitness.
Already, in the close season, the Hammers’ set a new club record after signing £24 million defender Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski for £7m while defender Ryan Fredericks arrived on a free transfer from Fulham.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Lanzini sustained a serious knee injury during the Albiceleste session.
According to a Daily Mail report, citing Argentina FA official Twitter page confirmed that the Hammers’ player ruptured his cruciate knee ligament during Friday’s session.
The severity of the injury suggests that the Argentine will miss the opening weeks of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.
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