In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, Rob Lee, who spent one season with West Ham, has claimed that on-loan star Jesse Lingard has been playing so well that the Irons will not be the only club looking to sign the midfielder this summer.
Lingard failed to play a single minute of Premier League football during the first half of the season at Manchester United, before being handed a lifeline by David Moyes where he has become one of their most important players.
Should West Ham sign Jesse Lingard?
In recent weeks, Lingard has been linked with several different clubs alongside West Ham, including PSG and Arsenal, with the latter ready to hijack any potential switch to the Hammers if they fail to sign Martin Odegaard.
Speaking on why it is not certain that Lingard will sign for West Ham and how he’s almost played too well for the Hammers, Lee told The Transfer Tavern:
“I said the other day that the problem for West Ham getting Jesse Lingard on loan is that unless they’ve got some sort of clause, he’s going to play his way out of going to them.
“He’s been playing so well, that it’s not going to be a foregone conclusion that he will go to West Ham. I think he’s played too good for West Ham in a strange sort of way, because he’s now put himself in the shop window.”
Since arriving from Man United, Lingard has been a revelation at the London Stadium, with his performances even earning him a recall to Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.
Lingard has been carrying the pressure of the Hammers wanting to finish in the top four and his nine goals and four assists in 10 games has certainly helped their cause.
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