Many West Ham United fans have been left baffled by ExWHUemployee’s revelation that Irons boss David Moyes views Jesse Lingard as a potential option at the striker position.
After the Englishman joined the Hammers on loan from their Premier League rivals Manchester United in late-January, the West Ham insider took to Twitter to share that Moyes views Lingard as a potential option at centre-forward.
Following Sebastien Haller’s January departure from the east London club, Moyes currently has just one primary centre-forward in his first-team, per Transfermarkt, in the form of Michail Antonio, who has actually played more games at right and left midfield than he has played up front during his professional career.
So, how have these West Ham fans been reacting to this Lingard news?
This potential Moyes plan to utilise Lingard up front hasn’t gone down well with many Hammers fans, as they’ve responded to the Irons insider’s post to indicate that they think playing him as a centre-forward, where he has played eight times before, per Transfermarkt, would be a bad idea.
“I was pleased with Lingard on the basis that we’d sign a striker as well. This begs the question why sign him as a back up forward instead of an actual forward?! It’s bizarre”
“Lingard at striker. Genuinely don’t see a way where that turns out good”
“He sees Lingard as a striker? Yeah, we’re in big trouble.”
“What has Lingard done to be considered a striker? I don’t get it”
“So basically we have 1 natural forward (a kid with no first-team experience) & 3 wingers turned forwards (1 of whom has never played up front) #GSBOUT”
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