Speaking to Football Insider, a West Ham United source has shared some potentially big news, news with manager David Moyes already eyeing a move in January for Jesse Lingard.
The Lowdown: West Ham hope for Lingard?
The 28-year-old, who enjoyed a phenomenal loan stint at the London Stadium last season, was on West Ham’s radar throughout the summer transfer window.
The Irons fell short in their attempts to prise him away from Manchester United once again, but in recent days there has been sprinkles of hope over a winter swoop.
The Evening Standard first reported this week that West Ham’s manager has considered a return for the England international dependent on his game-time for the Red Devils and new signing Nikola Vlasic’s form.
This comes amid his rejection of a new deal at Old Trafford as Football Insider share more news on Lingard.
The Latest: Moyes already eyeing Lingard…
As per a West Ham source speaking to Football Insider, the England international remains on Moyes’ radar and a winter window move is possible.
It is also thought that the Irons will ‘maintain a dialogue’ over a possible swoop for Lingard in January with talks set to continue ‘behind the scenes’ with his entourage.
Apparently, the club are even open to various types of deals, including a loan-to-buy and possible permanent move.
The Verdict: Good move?
Much will depend on Vlasic’s form for the Hammers to make a judgement on whether or not this would end up being a good move.
Lauded as ‘unbelievable‘ for his time at West Ham by pundit Alan Hutton, seeing Lingard return to the London Stadium was a far more enticing prospect three months ago.
The signing of Vlasic, who averaged an incredible four shots on goal per game in the Russian Premier League last season, arguably dampens the excitement surrounding a possible return for Lingard.
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