Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham fans have been left unimpressed with Jesse Lingard’s fresh admission that he hopes the Irons make a late move for him.
According to fresh reports by ESPN, Manchester United are keen to negotiate a permanent transfer for the England international before the January transfer deadline, as they hope to avoid losing the midfielder on a free at the end of the season.
Sources have told ESPN that Lingard is only prepared to sign for Newcastle on a loan deal rather than a permanent basis, as he would like to assess his options in the summer.
The 29-year-old is reportedly hoping that his former loan club West Ham make a late move to secure his services. However, Man United are reluctant to loan the player to a club with whom they are competing for Champions League qualification, so they would only consider a permanent transfer to the Irons.
West Ham fans slam Lingard
West Ham Transfers shared ESPN’s news on their Twitter account, and this led to numerous Hammers fans flocking to the comments to share their disillusionment with the player, following a lengthy transfer saga where he previously rejected a move to the club.
Here’s what some of them had to say, with one angrily calling Lingard a “time waster”:
“This lad is so confusing”
“Bored of hearing his name now”
“This conversation again? I thought he said a couple of weeks back that he weren’t interested in a move back??”
“This is getting old now.”
“this guy is honestly just the biggest time waster ever, we want players that are willing to play for us, he’s had plenty of chances to get a move”
“Put a transfer request in. Prove yourself”
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