According to a report by ‘transfer insider‘ Dean Jones, writing for Eurosport, Tottenham Hotspur and chairman Daniel Levy are now eyeing West Ham United loan star Jesse Lingard, with the Englishman currently thriving during a temporary spell in east London from Manchester United.
Lingard has been a revelation since signing for the Hammers until the end of the season back in the winter, scoring six goals and assisting three others in the Premier League in just eight starts for David Moyes’ side (WhoScored).
Levy and Spurs now eyeing Lingard
His exploits have duly attracted attention from Levy and Spurs alongside Leicester City as both clubs now monitor the 28-year-old. Tottenham were loosely linked with a move for Lingard during the last transfer window, with talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook claiming that Spurs were ‘queuing up’ alongside the Irons for his signature.
Possibly due to his fine run of form, Spurs have apparently reignited their interest in the 27-cap England international, according to Eurosport.
Lingard’s form for West Ham has been well noticed by those in the media, with pundit Ian Wright describing the £107,000-per-week star as ‘devastating’ when speaking to Premier League productions recently (via HITC).
Transfer Tavern take
Despite his brilliant run of form, we think a possible swoop for Lingard should only come as an option if a move for heavily-linked RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer fails to come to fruition.
It is believed by many reliable sources that the Austrian is a prime target for Spurs to bolster their attacking midfield this summer, with reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold saying that Spurs will retain interest regardless of Jose Mourinho’s precarious managerial position.
The Bundesliga outfit may command a heavy price tag (as per Bild via TEAMtalk), but his contract situation at the Red Bull Arena could provide negotiating wiggle room for Levy, given that his deal expires in 2022 and they risk losing him as a free agent at the end of next season.
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