According to an update by reporter Jack Rosser on Twitter, of the Evening Standard, West Ham United are ‘keen to press on‘ with a move to sign 2020/2021 loan sensation Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal.
The Lowdown: West Ham eye Lingard…
One transfer saga which is guaranteed to be ever-present this summer is Lingard’s possible switch to the Hammers.
The Englishman is said to be one of West Ham boss David Moyes’ major priorities for this window alongside the acquisition of a new striker and centre-back (Claret & Hugh).
Lingard really impressed whilst on a second-half season loan at the London Stadium from Manchester United, scoring nine goals and assisting four others in 16 Premier League starts (WhoScored).
The Latest: West Ham eager to make their move…
As reported by Rosser, sharing an update on the situation, the Irons are eager to make their move for Lingard but are waiting for him to make a decision on his Old Trafford future.
West Ham are also not expecting any movement on that front until after the Red Devils finally seal the signing of former Manchester City academy star Jadon Sancho, who has been lighting up the Bundesliga.
Once Sancho arrives back in Manchester, Rosser believes this could change his position in regards to signing for the Hammers permanently, with Lingard thought to prefer staying at his current club as it stands (Evening Standard).
The Verdict: Anxious wait…
The 28-year-old’s practically unstoppable form at points in 2021 means West Ham should do all they can to seal a deal.
Sancho’s potential arrival at Man United could be a big boost for the Hammers going by this update and supporters will be hoping this will be enough to push Lingard out the exit door and down south.
Lauded as a ‘sensational’ by former West Ham man Nigel Winterburn (The Sun), it is clear signing Lingard permanently would be a real statement ahead of a busy 2021/2022 campaign.
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