'A tidy little player' - Everton fans react on Twitter to reported interest in 24-year-old
By Danny Wright
Everton fans have taken to Twitter to give a mixed reaction to a report which claims that they are interested in West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini.
The Mirror has reported that the 24-year-old is the most recent of a number of attacking midfielders that are being linked with move to Goodison Park as Ross Barkley’s future at the club remains a mystery.
Lanzini has been crucial to West Ham’s season ever since Dimitri Payet was sold to Marseille in January.
The Argentine has scored eight goals and supplied two assists in 34 league appearances this term and it is reported in the Mirror that the Hammers do not wish to sell him.
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The Mirror has previously reported that Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal in the race to sign Lanzini, who is rated at £30million.
Lanzini was signed by West Ham initially on a loan deal from UAE club Al Jazira Club before making his move permanent in March 2016.
Everton fans don’t seem to agree on what to think about the Hammers playmaker though, despite teams above them in the Premier League standings holding an interest in him.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
You can't go on about us wanting to have ambition then say you're more then happy with Lanzini
— EFC Feelin Blue (@EFCFeelinBlue) May 16, 2017
Lanzini decent but imagine for the price West Ham would want there is better about #Everton
— IanWJC (@Ghedin1878) May 16, 2017
Lanzini & Sigurdson, i would have them both at Everton all day ????????
— Mitch (@MitchGateley6) May 15, 2017
be worth signing lanzini not only coz hes quality but to see west ham fans reaction , be priceless
— mogsy (@mogs157) May 15, 2017
said id have lanzini months ago. probably just a rumour though
— Jordan Carroll (@Jordinho88) May 15, 2017
Wouldn't play 30m for their starting 11 never mind lanzini ????
— Sean Welsh (@SeanWelsh9) May 15, 2017
What you expecting?? We finished 7th can't compete with the big big boys on wages. Lanzini is a tidy little player!
— Tasty Toffee ⚽️ (@stevopainter87) May 16, 2017
I'd take him alright, especially if Ross leaves. Handy little player, young and still improving.
— Andy Mac (@aMacSpeaks) May 16, 2017
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