Paul Scholes suggested that Manchester United play-maker Jesse Lingard should be looking to join a team like West Ham this summer, when speaking on BT Sport’s broadcast of last night’s Europa League clash between the Red Devils and LASK, and quoted via BBC Sport.
Hammers boss David Moyes has already ben linked with a move to bring the 27-year-old United man to the London Stadium this summer (90 Min).
Lingard, who earns £75,000 per week according to Spotrac, has experienced a poor season at Old Trafford.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is allegedly willing to let the 24-capped England international leave Old Trafford (TEAMtalk).
Manchester United could demand around £30 million for Lingard (GMS). And many West Ham fans would surely class that fee as rather excessive for someone who chalked up just one goal and zero assists in 22 Premier League games this season (Transfermarkt).
Lingard an option for the Hammers?
11-time Premier League winner Scholes suggested that the 27-year-old would suit a club like West Ham perfectly, however, as quoted by BBC Sport:
“He is capable of more than he’s showing at United. When he’s playing well he has something to offer but lately he has not been good enough. I know what Jesse is capable of, I grew up with him, played with him, coached him in the reserves, but he has just become a squad player. He should be at the peak of his career. He just needs a run of games but I don’t think he will get that at Manchester United, maybe at a mid-table team like an Everton or West Ham.”
The harsh reality of the matter, however, is that Lingard just doesn’t fit the profile of the kind of player David Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium.
West Ham should be looking to bring in young, hungry, dynamic and exciting talents this summer.
The Hammers need to avoid bringing Lingard to east London. The 27-year-old is a decent player, but he’s not what David Moyes needs right now.