Sharing the latest on Jesse Lingard and his transfer saga with West Ham United, the Sun have now come out with their own update on the situation.
The Lowdown: Lingard and the Irons…
The Englishman was deemed surplus-to-requirements at Manchester United before West Ham came calling to offer him a route out on loan in the January transfer window.
What followed was an absolutely sensational spell at the London Stadium, where he managed a very impressive nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League over the second half of 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
As a result, West Ham are known to be keen on securing a permanent move for the 28-year-old this summer.
The Latest: West Ham dealt Lingard blow…
Sharing an update on Lingard, the Sun have now come out with a pretty damning claim.
They believe the midfielder has now done a full U-turn on his stance of wanting to join West Ham this summer.
Indeed, he would apparently ‘far prefer to stay’ at the Red Devils and has ‘admitted to friends’ that his big hope is rebuilding a career at Old Trafford.
After a supposedly candid meeting with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the player has apparently said he wishes to remain at the club amid West Ham’s interest.
The Verdict: Pinch of salt…
While this comes a blow for West Ham, other sources like ExWHUemployee believe the contrary and there are bound to be numerous sources coming out with different developments over the next few weeks.
West Ham, meanwhile, will certainly be hoping they can secure a move for Lingard given his electric form at the end of last campaign.
It is believed that a move for Lingard is one of the club’s top priorities this summer alongside signing a new centre-back and striker to support Michail Antonio (Claret & Hugh).
As a result, the club will be hoping for more positive updates on Lingard over the window.
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