Dean Windass reckons Jesse Lingard is destined to seal a permanent return to West Ham United as he would want to repay the faith shown in him by David Moyes.
Manchester United creative midfielder Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers and rediscovered his best form, scoring nine goals and adding five assists in 16 appearances.
Lingard has returned to Old Trafford following the temporary switch and was involved for the first time this term when he emerged as a late substitute in United’s draw with Southampton at the weekend.
Will Lingard join West Ham before the transfer deadline?
West Ham boss Moyes confirmed last week that he is still keen to make a late swoop for the 28-year-old, who is thought to be on £75,000 a week at United, before the transfer window slams shut next week.
The Hammers’ continued interest comes despite the east Londoners making an impressive start to the new Premier League campaign, with them currently sitting at the top of the standings.
Former Premier League striker Windass believes Lingard would be happy to return to London Stadium.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern: “I was quite loyal and I’d want to go back if there was a situation where Moyes has brought me in and helped to revive my career.
“Lingard would play week in, week out and he would go to West Ham. David Moyes has come out and said we would love him to come back and there have been rumours about it.
“Michail Antonio would be saying ‘I need Jesse Lingard back’ because that’s the selfish attitude of a centre forward. He gave the football club a lift and, with the supporters back, Lingard would grow as a player. I think that could happen.”
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