Perotti, Lamela are reportedly the favourites to replace Lanzini in Argentina’s squad

Diego Perotti and Erik Lamela are reportedly the favourites to replace Manuel Lanzini in Argentina’s World Cup squad.

Lanzini’s ACL injury possibly opened the door for Inter striker Mauro Icardi, given his status as the biggest name to have been omitted from Jorge Sampaoli’s 23-man list.

However, Clarin believes Roma attacker Perotti and his Giallorossi predecessor Erik Lamela – now of Totenham Hotspur – are the leading candidates to fill in for the West Ham United midfielder.

Furthermore, former Genoa loanee Ricardo Centurion is considered doubtful as an option due to a bout of appendicitis, which could keep him out for 10 days.


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