Dropping the latest on West Ham United and the possibility of signing Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal from Manchester United, Claret & Hugh have now shared a possible boost in news from behind the scenes.
The Lowdown: Lingard returning to London?
Indeed, Lingard was arguably a crucial component of West Ham’s eventual sixth-placed finish which saw them qualify for the Europa League group stages, and Irons manager David Moyes allegedly wants to see him signed as an indefinite Hammers player this summer.
The Latest: C&H drop Lingard boost…
Dropping a behind-the-scenes claim, West Ham insider Claret & Hugh have shared a big boost for the club in their chase for Lingard.
Indeed, the 28-year-old is apparently keen to join West Ham permanently and wants his agents to get in talks with the club after Moyes puts pen to paper on his three-year deal.
Lingard is apparently ‘ready’ to move south once the manager’s contract situation is sorted, with the Irons ‘entirely confident’ that Moyes will honour his agreement. The attacking midfielder is also not prepared to sign any new deal at Old Trafford having become ‘very much a part of things’ at West Ham.
The Verdict: Boost for West Ham…
Even though Lingard’s move to West Ham appears dependent on Moyes signing his new deal, all the signs point to that being a formality.
Reliable club insider ExWHUemployee believes the club will make his contract announcement imminently, so bearing that in mind, this news from Claret & Hugh comes as a big boost in the Irons’ chase for Lingard.
Having bagged nine goals and four assists over 16 Premier League appearances for West Ham (WhoScored), securing his services this summer would be massive for the club.
In terms of goal threat, no other West Ham player could match Lingard’s 2.6 shots per game on average, and it’s safe to say Moyes will need that attacking potency in the Europa League next season.
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