Home News manuel lanzini west hams jonathan calleri is a great player

Manuel Lanzini: West Ham’s Jonathan Calleri is a great player

Author image

Updated

on

Disclosure
We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

2 min read

Join our Telegram channel to stay up to date on the latest in marketing
Manuel Lanzini

West Ham United midfielder, Manuel Lanzini, has hailed his club teammate and compatriot, Jonathan Calleri, as a ‘great’ player.

The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but he joined West Ham on a season-long loan from Deportivo Maldonado instead. The Argentine international has struggled for regular games this season, and is yet to start a Premier League game. All his nine appearances in the league have come from the bench.

On the other hand, Lanzini has been a huge success for West Ham. Last season, he scored six goals, and this term he has netted five already. With Dimitri Payet now gone, he has become the club’s most influential player.

Lanzini says that Calleri has been unlucky that West Ham endured a poor start to the season. He said, as quoted by TyC Sports:

“Calleri is a great player. It was bad luck that we started badly this season. There was a change of formation and system. He was unlucky to enter a group with success and confidence”

Calleri arrived with a great goalscoring reputation from during his time in South America, where he scored 23 times in 59 games for Boca Juniors, and 16 goals in 31 appearances for Sao Paulo. However, he is yet to make a strong impact for the Hammers.

He scored his first goal for West Ham in the recent 3-1 win over Middlesbrough. With Andy Carroll again injured, it opens up opportunity for him to get more game time in the coming weeks before his loan spell ends.

Join our Telegram channel to stay up to date on the latest in marketing