West Ham picked up a crucial victory against Norwich City at the weekend. Not only did they thrash the Canaries 4-0, they also gave themselves a three point gap from the relegation zone and with their next fixture against fellow relegation battlers Watford, their fate is in their hands, per BBC Sport.
Manager David Moyes will want some signings in the upcoming transfer window. Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen have impressed since signing for the club, so he will hope to have more of the same in the summer.
One player who had been linked was Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard, who has played 20 games in the Premier League this season, but failed to score or assist in any of them. This form as well as the signing of Bruno Fernandes combined with the form of Mason Greenwood has seen Lingard fall down the pecking order.
However according to Football Insider, Moyes is now not as interested in signing the Englishman because he has privately questioned Lingard’s desire, and his £100k wages are far too much for the Hammers to be spending. Moyes also wants to sign players who are improving, not declining like the 27 year-old has this season.
Many Hammers supporters seem to agree that he is not a player the club should be signing and this is what they have said following the news:
Moyes has been put off signing Jesse Lingard for three reasons:
•The Scot has privately questioned Lingard’s desire
•The United ace’s extortionate £100k-a-week wages
•He wants to sign players on the upward curves of their careers
Source: Football.Insider pic.twitter.com/dT8qN4AuOQ
— West Ham Gossip (@westham_gossip) July 12, 2020
Are we finally coming to our senses? GSB still need to go for us to push on though. I’ve said before we could have Pep as coach and we’d still get the same results.
— Anti Board Bored Club (@gsbout) July 12, 2020
Fully agree.. time for change
— Tommy Richmond (@Nordic_Hammer) July 12, 2020
Sounds like a blessing after all the 100k + a week has beens we have had
— Easton (@TheE45ton) July 12, 2020
Thats fine then
— cotdabossv2 (@UnitedConnor) July 12, 2020
— SKing ⚒🏴 (@SPKing1986) July 12, 2020
If lingard signs – We Riot 😤 https://t.co/JUokQWkQIt
— Haz ⚒ (@HarryPearce_) July 12, 2020
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