Manuel Lanzini is an Argentine attacking midfielder, born on 15th February 1993, who plays for West Ham United. Lanzini grew up in the River Plate academy and went on to make his debut for the club in 2010. However, he spent the 2011-12 season on loan at Fluminense. The loan allowed him to gain valuable first team experience before he returned to River Plate. In 2014, Lanzini left South America to sign for Al Jazira Club despite interest from Europe. July 2015 saw Lanzini join West Ham on loan for the season, with the deal being made permanent the following summer.