Manuel Lanzini could be ready to face Fulham according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Argentinian international has been building up his fitness in the past few weeks after completing his rehabilitation for the anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained last year.
Fans on Twitter are excited to hear that Lanzini will soon be back in action for the first team:
OUR JEWEL 💎!
— Mohammed (@LFabulouski) 7 February 2019
— JT⚒ (@JT_COYI) 7 February 2019
So you’re saying Lanzini will be back next week pic.twitter.com/wIHOAP4H8j
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) 7 February 2019
That’s great news and having our best players available means we can start pushing up the table…⚒
— Lee Simpson (@LeeSimp75877285) 7 February 2019
Bench him. Bring him on for last 20-15. Doesn’t deserve an automatic start pic.twitter.com/iiVP95I4vR
— Luc Bailey (@luc_bailey1) 7 February 2019
Great news about Lanzini 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😀⚒️⚒️⚒️⚒️
— Dean (@DAZ600) 7 February 2019
— Kid Fairley (@KidFairley) 7 February 2019
Rice Noble and Lanzini midfield 😍😍😍
— alex (@alex_cvb) 7 February 2019
The Argentine magician picked up the injury whilst on international duty in the build-up to the 2018 World Cup back in June.
His creativity has certainly been missed in the Hammers’ frontline, and supporters will no doubt be highly anticipating his link-up play with the likes of Felipe Anderson.
Of course, it will take Lanzini a while to find his best form once again. The 25-year-old has been out for the best part of eight months and Pellegrini will likely ease him back into the first team.
Fans should probably expect the midfielder to get 10-15 mins as a substitute when West Ham face the Cottagers at the end of the month.