As per club insider Claret & Hugh, a West Ham United transfer update has come to light involving boss David Moyes, Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard and owners GSB.
The Lowdown: West Ham eye Lingard move…
In what is potentially the worst kept secret of the January transfer window, Moyes has firmly set his sights on Lingard as a top target with multiple reliable sources confirming the club’s interest.
Amid his precarious contract situation, with Lingard’s deal at Old Trafford set to expire at the end of 2021/2022, West Ham could sign him as a free agent in the summer or agree a cheap fee with the Red Devils in January.
The Latest: Insider shares Lingard update…
Sharing some information, insider Claret & Hugh explain that West Ham’s boss is indeed eyeing a Lingard move – going on to say that the Scotsman has personally told owners GSB that he wants to sign the player.
As well as this, the Irons source claims that ‘a move will be attempted’ as a result before the January transfer window shuts its doors.
The Verdict: Get it done?
The Lingard saga has been dragging on since the beginning of the winter window and last summer, yet his numbers suggest that he would be the perfect addition.
Racking up nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League starts, being called ‘sensational’ by former Arsenal man Nigel Winterburn, the 29-year-old was electric on loan with the Hammers last season.
His influence going forward would be major boost for Moyes as he aims to keep West Ham in the mix for a Champions League qualifying spot.
However, if this continues to drag on, we believe all efforts should be put towards signing a striker alternative to Michail Antonio.
In other news: Talks ongoing…ExWHUemployee shares promising update out of West Ham, find out more here.
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