Manuel Lanzini Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jun, 2018
Facts of Manuel Lanzini
Date of Birth: 1993 , February-15
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Argentina
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Manuel Lanzini
Father Hector Lanzini
Mother Miriam Tejera
Nationality Argentine
Birth Place/City Ituzaingˇ, Argentina
Ethnicity Argentines
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Manuel Lanzini, an Argentine professional, plays as an attacking midfielder for English club West Ham United and Argentina national team.

He currently holds the record of being the player that scored the earliest goal in the history of Argentina's derby, the Superclásico, scoring only 43 seconds after the starting of the match.

Early Life of Lanzini 

Manuel Lanzini was born on February 15, 1993, in Ituzaingó, Argentina. He is of Argentine nationality belonging to Argentines ethnicity.

He is the son of Hector Lanzini and Miriam Tejera. He has a brother named Tomas Lanzini who is also a footballer currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Primera División club Ñublense.

His father was also a footballer and has played for Sporting Cristal and Deportivo Moron.

Lanzini's Career

He spent his early career standing out in indoor soccer football divisions, demonstrating his capabilities in the class of 1993 of the neighborhood club, Club Academia Kaly de Ituzaingo.

Ramon Maddoni, an Argentine Super Scout wanted to take him to Boca Juniors for a test match but the call was declined by Lanzini, as he was aimed to play with the club that he supported Club Atlético River Plate.

CAPTION: Manuel Lanzini SOURCE: Read West Ham

Lanzini was finally taken to River Plate in 2002, where he started to play in junior divisions. He made his official debut for the club in a friendly against Central Norte that ended with a 3-0 win over the opponent.

On July 19, 2011, River Plate made an agreement with Fluminense with the latter taking the player on loan for a fee of $400,000 with a transfer fee option of €15,000,000.

He made his debut for the club in a 3-0 win against Figueirense for the 16th date of the Brasileirao 2011. He scored his first official goal for the club in the team's victory 2–1 against São Paulo for the 20th date of that tournament.

CAPTION: Manuel Lanzini SOURCE: Talksport

Lanzini’s performances and playing styles made the club’s president name him “The New Neymar.” His most important goal for the club was against Flamengo in the Río de Janeiro Fla-Flu derby.

He returned to River Plate on June 30, 2012, as he was loaned to the club. He played for the club until 2014. He was transferred for a fee of €12 million.

Lanzini was transferred to the UAE Pro-League club, Al Jazira for a fee of $6 million with a salary amounting to $12 million in 3 years. He signed the four-year-contract with the club becoming the youngest foreign player to play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.

He currently plays for the Premier League club West Ham United. He signed with the club on July 22, 2015, on a season-long loan, with an option to make the move permanent.

He played 39 games in all competitions for West Ham scoring eight goals. He scored the only goal in a 1-0 away victory over Crystal Palace giving West Ham their first away win of the season.

CAPTION: Manuel Lanzini SOURCE: IBTimes UK

He was named in Argentina’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, on 21 May 2018. He started in the 4–0 friendly victory against Haiti on 29 May in Buenos Aires, playing an hour before being substituted for Maximiliano Meza.

Lanzini's Net Worth

Lanzini’s net worth is over millions at present. He earns an annual salary of $879,387 (£660,000 approx.). He is ready to sign a new deal of £85,000 per week with West Ham, as per the reports by The Sun.

His current market value is $21 million (€18 million approx.). He currently plays for West Ham and the Argentine national team; he was transferred to the club for a fee of €12 million.

Personal Life of Lanzini

Lanzini stands the height of 1.6 meters and weighs 59 kg.

Lanzini might be married, as he has not revealed many things regarding his marital status. He has a son named Benjamin Lanzini. He has not disclosed the named of his mother to the public.

Despite the popularity, he has managed to keep his personal life low profile.