Manuel Lanzini will become a permanent West Ham player two months earlier than planned.
Lanzini is on a season-long loan from Al Jazira in the United Arab Emirates and West Ham’s option to sign him permanently runs out in April.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan told Sky Sports News HQ:
“The contract we have is 100% watertight. We have until April to make it permanent but we’ll probably do it before the due date.
“He is a fantastic player and a fantastic man. By February or March he will be a permanent West Ham player. He could be a top, top, top player. He’s already sensational and he could be as good as any player in the world.”