West Ham prepare contract offer for 25-year-old linked with Liverpool FC – report
West Ham will hand Liverpool FC target Manuel Lanzini a new deal once the Hammers' Premier League status is secured, according to reports
West Ham are hoping to tie down Manuel Lanzini to a new deal to warn off interest from Liverpool FC, according to reports.
The Evening Standard is reporting that the Hammers are hoping to hand the Argentina international a new contract in an attempt to secure Lanzini’s future.
The same article states that West Ham will offer Lanzini an improved deal as soon as David Moyes’ secures the east London side’s Premier League status.
West Ham are in 13th place in the Premier League but a mere three points above the relegation zone with 10 games to place in the current campaign.
According to the same story, the 25-year-old attacker has two years left on his £35,000-a-week contract to prompt interest from Liverpool FC.
Indeed, Roberto Firmino set tongues wagging last weekend when the Brazil international was spotted swapping shirts with Lanzini following Liverpool FC’s 4-1 win over West Ham at Anfield.
The South American forward has scored three goals and has made five assists in 19 appearances in the Premier League in the current campaign.
Liverpool FC are in the market to sign a new attacker following Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to Barcelona in the 2018 January transfer window.