By Kim Heejun Reporter= Following Lucas Moura, Manuel Lancini has returned to the club where he made his debut.
“Lancini will start a new chapter of his career here,” Argentine River Plate announced on its official website on Wednesday (June 3).
Lancini is an Argentine midfielder. He can energize the midfield with his fluid dribbling and creative passing. He made his first-team debut for River Plate in 2010 and helped the team to a league and South American Cup double in 2014. That summer, he joined Al Jazeera in the United Arab Emirates for a transfer fee of €7.5 million.메이저놀이터
Manuel Lancini (River Plate). River Plate Twitter capture
Lancini has also played in Europe. Playing for West Ham United since 2015, Lancini has helped the team become competitive in the English Premier League (EPL). Last season, he spent most of his time on the bench, but he helped the Hammers win the UEFA Europa Conference title.
Lancini left West Ham as a free agent this summer. Despite his reduced workload and mobility, his footwork was still good enough to attract European clubs. According to Spain’s Relevo, Real Betis and Sevilla were among those interested in signing him.
Lancini’s choice was to return home. “Lancini is a romantic who follows his heart,” said Relevo. He has always wanted to return to the team where he made his debut,” the publication said, adding that Lancini’s arrival would further boost River Plate’s chances of winning the title, which they have been dominating.
Lucas Moura (São Paulo). Twitter capture from São Paulo
Meanwhile, Moura also joined his hometown team, São Paulo, Brazil. Domestic soccer fans will recognize him as the man who scored a hat trick against Ajax in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinal second leg to propel Tottenham Hotspur to the final.
On Wednesday, São Paulo said, “Moura has followed his heart. He will play for São Paulo until the end of the 2023 season.”
Returning to his hometown team after a decade in Europe, Moura said, “I’m overwhelmed with emotions. “I remember my time in São Paulo like it was yesterday. It’s a special moment for me and my family,” he said of his return to the club where he started his soccer career.