David Moyes has made a demand to the West Ham United board to sign Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard in the summer.
That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim that the Hammers have already made contact with Lingard’s representatives after Moyes’s request to bring him back to the London Stadium.
Jesse spent the second half of last season on loan with West Ham from Manchester United.
The 29-year-old returned to Old Trafford last summer though under the premise that he would play regularly for Man United.
Unfortunately for him, that just didn’t happen and he will now almost certainly leave Manchester United as a free agent in the summer.
It would be no surprise to see the Hammers try and sign him. In my opinion, he will be out of our price range with his £150k-a-week wage and an extortionate signing on fee demands, as covered yesterday here on Hammers News.
It seems as though Moyes is desperate to get his man though…
David Moyes makes Jesse Lingard demand
According to 90 Min, the Scot has asked to West Ham board to get a deal for Lingard done this summer.
We would love Jesse back at the London Stadium.
David Moyes was a massive fan of Lingard and he still is. The Scot labelled him as an ‘incredible’ player last season (Claret and Hugh).
He was very popular amongst the West Ham players as well. Mark Noble spoke to the Daily Mail in the summer and labelled Lingard as ‘phenomenal’.
The 29-year-old, who earns around £130k-a-week (The Daily Star) enjoyed a really successful loan spell with West Ham last season.
Lingard bagged nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games for the Hammers.
The 32-capped England international was a real game-changer for us and was a key figure in our counter-attacking football.
The Manchester United ace would be a really good signing for West Ham on a free in the summer transfer window.
Whether we are able to beat the likes of Newcastle to his signature remains to be seen though…