According to reports, West Ham is extremely concerned about Lanzini and Benrahma, who both may be traded.
Said Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini are reportedly the subject of serious worries at West Ham United.
According to a story from The Times, David Moyes may decide to part ways with both of the Hammers’ players this summer.
Vanaken Moyes has already had a very busy summer in the transfer market, and West Ham might recruit ‘immense’ £35 million ace from London rivals. In addition to Patrick Kelly, a gifted youth, he has added seven new players to the London Stadium roster.
Lucas Paqueta of Lyon is also being wooed by West Ham, according to L’Equipe.
However, there could be one or two casualties if the 24-year-old is brought into the club.
Benrahma and Lanzini may make room for Paqueta
The Times claims that if Paqueta is signed, the Hammers tandem may both be transferred this summer, if not both.
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Behind closed doors at the London Stadium, there are reportedly serious worries regarding the 27-year-old Algerian and the 29-year-old Argentinian.
According to The Mirror, Lanzini was acquired for about £9 million on a long-term basis six years ago, while Benrahma moved from Brentford to West Ham in January 2021 for about £30 million (The Daily Mail).
Up until the summer of 2018, when he sustained a devastating ACL injury during the World Cup preparations in Russia, Lanzini was outstanding for the Hammers. Since then, he has had difficulty getting back to his peak performance, while displaying flashes of his undeniable talent, but not very frequently.
Benrahma, meanwhile, has mostly played the flatter to deceive card since relocating to the London Stadium.
There is substance to the argument that the 27-year-old has not been treated well by David Moyes, as some will make. But such discussion can wait for another day. The Algerian winger simply hasn’t delivered the goods frequently enough, in my opinion.
Moving them on could be the best course of action if West Ham could obtain anything close to the £39 million that they paid for both Benrahma and Lanzini this summer. Only if Paqueta and one more offensive midfielder are signed.
But whether Moyes is prepared to give up on both players just yet remains to be seen.