Liverpool Linked With Shock £30m West Ham Raid For Technically-gifted Attacker

ARSENAL, Liverpool and Tottenham are all reportedly eyeing a shock raid for West Ham star Manuel Lanzini.

West Ham United have reportedly slapped a £30 million valuation on star midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who is said to be a target for Liverpool.

According to Neil Moxley of the Sunday Mirror, the Hammers do not want to sell the 24-year-old in the summer after his impressive second season with the club. However, Moxley also suggested the Reds and Tottenham Hotspur have “made contact about Lanzini” and that the Gunners are interested.

“West Ham would be willing to offer him a new deal but would struggle to match what he’d get from his admirers in the top six, who are all willing to pay him well in excess of £100,000 per week,” it’s reported.

Having spent last season on loan from Al Jazira, Lanzini was signed by West Ham in a permanent deal ahead of the campaign. And in what’s been a largely disappointing season for the Hammers, he’s been impressive.

Lanzini has done his utmost to help fill the void left by the departure of Dimitri Payet in January. The West Ham No. 10 is a fantastic dribbler, can take possession in tight areas and is improving in his decision-making in the final third.

As noted by Paul Carr of ESPN, the West Ham man has a habit of netting in the biggest games for the Hammers too:

Based on his intelligence in possession and technical quality, Lanzini would be a fascinating option for Liverpool. A manager like Jurgen Klopp would feel as though there is plenty of talent for him to tap into, and he could harness the flair the Argentinian evidently possesses on a much more consistent basis.

At this stage of his career, a move to one of the three aforementioned clubs may be an attractive proposition for the player. However, he’d struggle to get into the starting XI at any of those sides, including the Merseysiders. Staying at West Ham for a little longer would be the sensible choice.