According to journalist Duncan Wright on Twitter, sharing his report in The Sun, the lack of an option-to-buy in the Jesse Lingard loan deal risks being a ‘big problem for West Ham‘, coming as he reported that the permanent price tag could skyrocket to £40m.
Journalist drops worrying Lingard claim
Writing for The Sun, Wright explains that no option-to-buy could come back to haunt West Ham as they seek to secure Lingard on a permanent deal this summer.
His parent club Manchester United were apparently willing to offload him for around £20m when an agreement was reached for the loan deal. However, the Englishman’s performances since then have made Old Trafford chiefs consider almost doubling his price tag, which comes as a ‘big problem for West Ham’ as this worrying claim emerges.
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Having scored five goals and assisted two others already for the Hammers (per WhoScored), it’s little wonder why Moyes wants to secure Lingard as a West Ham player, but the Red Devils’ fresh stance poses real problems.
It is said that a new striker and permanent deal for the 28-year-old are Moyes’ top transfer priorities for the summer of 2021, but if this claim comes to fruition, the Irons may be dealt a big blow in the hopes for the latter.
GSB and the club will be hoping that his price tag does not increase to £40m, as Wright has claimed it could.
In other news: West Ham fans flocked to a Moyes team update, find out more here.
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