West Ham United are willing to sell Manuel Lanzini in January if they receive an attractive offer, according to Eurosport UK.
The Argentine attacker has been at West Ham since 2015 and featured regularly in previous seasons.
He netted 19 goals in his first three Premier League campaigns and was a vital member of the squad.
Out of favour this season
However, he has yet to start a league match in 2020/21 and has only contributed one goal from the bench.
That goal was a vital one, however. It rescued a point for the Hammers against Tottenham in October.
That stunning strike was a reminder of the undoubted quality Lanzini possesses. Yet it may not be enough to convince West Ham boss David Moyes the Argentinian can be a key player in his plans.
The 27-year-old has fallen behind Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma in Moyes’ pecking order.
With the team in good form, having lost just one of their past six games, Lanzini faces a tough task to force his way back into the starting XI.
West Ham keen to keep Rice and Diop
The Hammers are reportedly desperate to keep hold of midfielder Declan Rice and centre-back Issa Diop in January. To keep the wolves at bay, they may have to consider letting another player go instead.
That player could be Lanzini. The creative midfielder has five international caps to his name but hasn’t featured for Argentina since September 2019.
It seems unlikely he’ll be recalled any time soon given his lack of game time at club level.
Lanzini may get his chance soon
Lanzini will hope he can prove his worth in the coming weeks, though. West Ham end 2020 with three games in eight days – against Chelsea, Brighton and Southampton.
Moyes will need to rotate his squad during the festive period, potentially offering Lanzini a chance to stake his claim for a regular starting berth.