Born to Italian parents, Manuel Lanzini is an Argentine professional football player who plays in the position of an attacking midfielder. Lanzini was scouted at an early age and by the time he was 9, he had been inducted into the youth academy at River Plate. From 2002 to 2010, Lanzini played at the various age-group levels for River, slowly making his way into the good books of his coaching staff.
In 2010, he made his professional debut at the age of 17, and ended up playing 22 more games that season, mostly as a substitute. In 2011, Lanzini was sent out on loan to Fluminense and since coming to the Brazilian side, has shown glimpses of how good he can be. Lanzini has made around 31 appearances since moving to Fluminense, scoring 4 goals and helping his partners score more.
The youngster has done well to keep more experienced players out of the starting line-up as well as coming on as a substitute and changing the face of the game with his brilliant passing ability behind the strikers. He’s been a part of the 2012 Campeonato Carioca title winning teams as well as the Taca Guanabara title winning team for the same year.