According to a report from the Daily Mirror, West Ham United boss David Moyes is eyeing a shock coup to land Man United outcast and former player Jesse Lingard as the Englishman seeks an Old Trafford exit – despite questioning his ‘desire‘ in the past.
Lingard, who hasn’t made a single Premier League or Champions League appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, could now be on the way out of United after a near decade-long stay.
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Moyes eyeing shock Lingard swoop
As the Hammers search for more attacking options, Lingard has now emerged as a surprise signing candidate – with Moyes apparently keen on a reunion with his ex-player at the London Stadium.
Despite predominantly playing through the middle as a traditional central attacking midfielder, Lingard can also feature on either side of a front three, which would give the likes of Pablo Fornals competition for a starting place.
Even though the 27-year-old has been shunned by the Red Devils, Moyes could give him an opportunity to reignite his career at West Ham as the postponed Euro 2020 tournament lingers next year.
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The attacker will be wanting to work his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans as he weighs up his best England options, but should the Hammers go for him on loan or in a permanent deal?
Described as a player ‘like Iniesta‘ by former Man United first team coach René Meulensteen, pundit Alex Bruce has also insisted that Lingard would be a ‘very good signing‘ for a side hoping to break the big six monopoly, discussing Everton on that occasion, a team with similar ambitions to the Irons.
Whether or not the Hammers do move for him remains to be seen, but his signing could attract mixed opinion if GSB opt for the deal.
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