According to The Daily Mirror, there has been a major January development in West Ham United’s hunt for Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard.
The Lowdown: West Ham eye Lingard…
Manager David Moyes is said to want Lingard again this window after he tried and failed to bring him to the London Stadium last summer.
Indeed, reliable club insider ExWHUemployee backs that the Scotsman is still very much interested alongside other good sources – with reporter Jack Rosser of The Evening Standard also hearing that West Ham are in the running.
Lingard hasn’t managed to resurrect his career at Old Trafford since his brilliant loan spell with the Hammers last season, leading to the England international cancelling new contract talks as he eyes a move away.
Now, in a pretty big update, The Mirror and reporter Joe Krishnan have made quite the claim.
The Latest: Lingard ‘ready’ to seal West Ham move…
According to their information, Lingard is now ‘ready to leave Manchester United behind and seal a permanent move to West Ham’ before January 31.
The Red Devils are apparently ‘resigned’ to losing the 29-year-old with both Moyes and West Ham ‘determined to land’ the attacker this month.
It is also believed they are ‘hoping to strike a deal’ for a ‘cut-price fee’ as recruitment chief Rob Newman and manager Moyes appear to edge a step closer.
The Verdict: Exciting times…
All signs from this latest development point towards an inevitable exit from Manchester and Lingard’s stance that he is ‘ready’ to ‘seal’ a move to West Ham comes as exciting.
It appears the Irons are favourites to land the England international who bagged an incredible nine goals and four assists over 16 Premier League appearances on a temporary London spell at the end of 2020/2021.
These numbers point towards a player who is already proven under Moyes with former Three Lions goalkeeper and pundit Paul Robinson certainly believing he is the ideal target.
Robinson hailed Lingard as a possible ‘massive signing’ for the club if they can reach an agreement this month, going on to state his arrival would gift Moyes a ‘massive boost’ and his arrival could be ‘huge’ (Football Insider).
We’re in complete agreement, especially for a potential cut price.
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