Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has now made a claim involving West Ham United transfer target Jesse Lingard as the east London club step up their pursuit of the 29-year-old.
The Lowdown: Moyes keeps moving…
The arrival of Nayef Aguerd in a £30m deal from Rennes is expected to be followed by even more additions at Rush Green, with manager David Moyes said to be chasing a host of new Premier League signings.
The east Londoners want to strengthen in attack as the England international, alongside the likes of Chelsea striker Armando Broja, enter Moyes’ thinking.
The Latest: Lingard ‘offer’ made…
It is claimed that West Ham, setting their sights on Lingard, have now moved to potentially secure the 29-year-old on a Bosman deal.
Sharing news on Twitter, Sky reporter Sheth has updated Hammers fans about an ‘offer’ which has now been made by GSB and co.
He explained (via Twitter): “West Ham United have made an offer to Jesse Lingard’s representatives over signing the player on a free transfer. Lingard officially becomes a free agent on July 1st following the expiration of his Manchester United contract.”
The Verdict: Make a move?
Having dazzled during a half-season temporary spell at West Ham in 2020/21, scoring nine goals and racking up five assists, Lingard has already proven that he can be an asset under Moyes.
Which forward do West Ham need to sign?
It’s hardly a surprise that some members of the media, like pundit Paul Robinson, stated that the 29-year-old would be a ‘massive signing’ at the London Stadium, and this is arguably even more relevant since he could now sign for zero transfer cost.
Depending on Lingard’s demands in terms of salary and personal terms, West Ham could be working on a very shrewd major incoming.
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