Manuel Lanzini has really stepped up to the mark following he January departure of Dimitri Payet, contributing eight goals this season, the best return of his professional career to date.

The young playmaker has been linked with £30m moves to the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton in the summer but he insists he’s happy at West Ham.

The season was good for me on a personal level,” said the Argentinian star. “At the beginning it was not great [as I suffered an injury on international duty in pre-season], but then I could achieve a good level.

“Dimi is a great player. He left and it was not a good news for the squad but luckily at the end I had a very good season.

“[With the win over Tottenham], we achieved the points to stay in Premier League, which was the most important thing. We did not have a good start of the season, but now we need to think in the next game and the next season.

“For now, I am thinking of the next game then thinking of having good holidays with the family. I am very happy here.”

Lanzini remains a key part of the first-team and Slaven Bilic will look to build the team around him going forward.

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