The Latest: Lingard transfer saga…
West Ham are very eager to sign Lingard permanently after his sensational loan spell, with reports suggesting he is a priority for this summer alongside a new striker.
However, the Mail dropped a rather worrying claim recently that West Ham could miss out on the 28-year-old due to his high salary demands combined with financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.
The Latest: GSB will ‘go as hard as they can’ to seal permanent deal
Refuting that report, despite West Ham’s monetary complications, club insider C&H have now reassured supporters that the Hammers will ‘go as hard as they can’ to seal Lingard’s permanent signing this summer.
Indeed, he apparently remains very much at the forefront of manager David Moyes’ summer transfer wish list and it is their understanding Lingard will be a top target.
West Ham’s possible qualification for Europe will only strengthen their bid to sign the Manchester United man at the end of this season but the club will ‘do everything’ try and bring him in for the 2021/2022 season.
The Verdict: And breathe…
The Mail’s report came as a worry for supporters given their desire to sign Lingard on a permanent basis.
He has been a revelation for West Ham since joining in January, scoring nine goals and assisting three others in just 13 Premier League starts (WhoScored).
Such impressive form has propelled him back into England contention as the European Championships loom this summer, with C&H’s piece potentially coming as a sigh of relief.
Making Lingard an Irons player indefinitely should be one of the club’s top, top priorities after his run and it’s evident by all the praise he has received from the media.
Pundit Alan Shearer recently explained to the Premier League’s official website how he looked set to become a ‘magnificent signing’ by Moyes and Lingard’s numbers since then have certainly backed that glowing statement.
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