Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad

Manuel Lanzini

West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini is out of the World Cup for Argentina.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the best players at West Ham, and he did quite well during the 2017-18 campaign, scoring five goals and provided six assists in 23 Premier League starts.

Argentina and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the entire World Cup after suffering a knee injury in a training session.

His injury has been confirmed by the Argentine national team's official Twitter account.

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They will now have to deal with a new player being drafted in after Lanzini's serious injury.

Icardi finished the 2017/18 season with 29 goals, including a memorable hat trick against city rivals AC Milan and an incredible four goals in a league game against Sampdoria, but was a surprise omission from Jorge Sampaoli's squad to take to Russian Federation this summer.

Argentina are in Group D at Russian Federation 2018, beginning their campaign against Iceland on June 16. Lanzini's presence in the squad will be missed but Icardi is more than capable of successfully replacing him. Lanzini would have been an option starting for Jorge Sampaoli, and given Argentina some speed and spark in a potential win or go home scenario.

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