West Ham United insider Claret & Hugh have shared an update on the club’s pursuit of Man United attacker Jesse Lingard amid a big development on the player’s future.
The Lowdown: Lingard set to leave…
The 29-year-old, with his contract expiring later this month, is now confirmed to be leaving Old Trafford with the Red Devils releasing an official statement on Wednesday.
West Ham have allegedly tried to sign Lingard permanently on two occasions since his phenomenal spell on loan in east London over the second half of 2020/2021.
The Englishman racked up nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League starts over his stint under Moyes with the Hammers making ‘initial enquiries’ to take over his services as a free agent (Sky Sports).
The Latest: Moyes weighing move…
According to Claret & Hugh, amid the development of his now confirmed status as a free agent, West Ham’s boss is personally ‘again weighing up a move’ for Lingard.
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They add that Moyes may feel this could be ‘third time lucky’ on his previous two attempts with the attacking midfield man set to depart on a Bosman deal.
The Verdict: Stick or twist?
Called ‘sensational‘ by Nigel Winterburn during his spell at West Ham, Lingard already knows the club and Moyes very well having enjoyed a successful time at the London Stadium.
On a free deal, it could be a move worth initially exploring, but if the player’s demands or finalising a transfer proves too tricky, we believe the Irons shouldn’t hesitate in moving on to other targets.
Indeed, the last thing supporter will want is another unsuccessful Lingard saga dominating most of this crucial window.
In other news: CNN journalist: West Ham quoted eight-figure fee as GSB eye ‘exciting’ striker move for Moyes, find out more here.
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