According to a report from Football Insider, there are three main reasons why David Moyes doesn’t want to bring Manchester United play-maker Jesse Lingard to West Ham this summer.
The Scot will be keen to add some more creativity and flair to his attacking midfield ranks at the London Stadium at the end of the season.
And according to a report from TEAMtalk, Lingard could be an option for West Ham, with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to move him out of Old Trafford.
But Football Insider now suggest that Moyes has been put off the 27-year-old for three reasons:
- The Scot has privately questioned Lingard’s desire
- The United ace’s extortionate £100k-a-week wages
- He wants to sign players on the upward curves of their careers
Passing on Lingard is 100% the right call for West Ham
The United man has been in woeful form this season.
The 27-year-old has failed to register either a goal or an assist in 20 Premier League games so far this term (Transfermarkt).
In those 20 outings, Lingard has averaged just one shot, one key pass and 0.7 dribbles per game (Who Scored).
Whichever way you look at it, those numbers are substandard for someone who has been capped regularly for England.
And the United midfielder just doesn’t fit West Ham’s and Moyes’s future vision at the London Stadium.
If the Scot is to be believed, gone are the days where the Hammers pay massive wages to players looking for one last big contract.
Lingard shouldn’t be on West Ham’s radar. And according to Football Insider, he isn’t.