According to a report by The Sun, Manchester United could be willing to offer Jesse Lingard a new three-year deal and are apparently ‘open’ to his return – dealing a potential blow to West Ham United as they eye a permanent move for the Englishman.
Lingard, who signed on loan in January, has been in stunning form for David Moyes’ side, scoring five goals and setting up two others in just seven Premier League starts (WhoScored).
West Ham dealt potential Lingard worry
As a result, West Ham are reportedly keen on securing him permanently in the summer, but The Sun has shared a potential worry for the Hammers as his parent club will assess bringing him back to Old Trafford with the possibility of a new three-year contract.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has apparently been impressed by Lingard’s performances in east London and remains a huge fan despite previously reducing him to the fringes.
According to this report, West Ham are set to try and land the 28-year-old, but the clubs are apart in asking price as GSB value him somewhere between £15m and £20m.
Transfer Tavern take
Manchester United chiefs are said to want a higher fee if a deal is to be struck, but it remains to be seen if the Red Devils’ apparent new stance on Lingard does indeed come as a blow to West Ham.
They apparently haven’t ruled out a new deal for the England international, which may come as a surprise given he was far from Solskjaer’s plans before his London switch, having not played a single Premier League minute in 2020/21 prior to his loan move.
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