anuel Lanzini is back in international competition with Argentina after being named in their provisional squad for their World Cup qualifiers.
Lanzini has been in superb form since returning to David Moyes’ plans at West Ham this season.
After a string of injury-hampered seasons, sparked by an ACL injury suffered with Argentina ahead of the 2018 World Cup, the 28-year-old is now back in the fold and has six goals and two assists in all competitions. season, including a recent brace against London rivals Crystal Palace.
There is a South American international break at the end of January which sees the Premier League halt for the weekend of January 29 and Lanzini will find out next week if he has been named in the full squad to travel for matches against Chile and Colombia.
Michail Antonio will join Jamaica during this break while the rest of the West Ham squad will be given some time off after a grueling partying period.
“I don’t know if you know that Manuel Lanzini has been called up by Argentina so he will also be out at that time,” Moyes said.
“But overall we don’t have too many people,” said [Benrahma] also, but I hope that the players who are called up for the international team will come back in good shape and in good health because they have to go and play another two or three games wherever the games are taking place. But hopefully the other players will get a break and some recovery time.”
Lanzini has five caps for Argentina, most recently in September 2019.