Friday, March 25
Great news that Manuel Lanzini has signed a permanent contract for a reported £9 million. We've done really well to get Lanzini for £9m and Payet for £10m when other clubs gave wasted shedloads of money. Man United spent £25 million on the underwhelming Memphis Depay, Man City squandered £42m on defender Eliaquim Mangale and Liverpool spent £28m on Christian Benteke (who can't make their team but might be interesting West Ham). Lanzini hasn't been noticed as much as Payet but his goal at Chelsea proved his class. Credit Bilic and the scouting system for realising that a player handed the number ten shirt as a youngster by River Plate had to be a bit special, even if he was on loan at Al Jazira in the UAE.