According to a report from ESPN, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign alleged West Ham target Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.
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The Hammers have been linked with the 27-year-old Red Devils play-maker all summer long, most recently by 90 Min.
It seems as though West Ham could have company in the chase for Lingard now, however, with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho allegedly eyeing a reunion with the Englishman.
The 27-year-old is valued at around £30 million by Manchester United according to GMS.
And 90 Min claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to let Lingard leave Old Trafford.
The Manchester United man registered just one goal and no assists in 20 Premier League games last season (Transfermarkt).
In those 20 outings, Lingard averaged just one shot, one key pass and 0.7 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The 27-year-old is a shadow of the player he once was. And £30 million really does seem to be an extortionate fee for Lingard in the current climate.
West Ham desperately need to strengthen at the back. The addition of an established centre-forward would no go a miss either. So signing someone like Lingard is far from a priority.
Perhaps missing out to Tottenham on the Manchester United man wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.