Glenn Hoddle is convinced Jesse Lingard will want to stay at West Ham United.
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Speculation is rampant over Lingard’s future as his sensational form on loan at West Ham continues.
Lingard hit another brace in the 3-2 win over Leicester to make it eight goals and four assists in just nine games.
The 28-year-old is one of the form players in Europe and he may well be leading West Ham there.
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The Hammers sit fourth with seven games to go as they look set for their best season top flight in 35 years under David Moyes.
Indeed West Ham could go up to third – for nearly a week at least – with a win over Newcastle United this weekend.
West Ham are desperate to sign Lingard permanently in the summer but his future is unclear.
Indeed each man of the match display appears to generate more interest in the midfielder.
The Hammers did not have a set option to buy agreement in place with Man United as part of the loan deal.
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Speculation has been rife over whether West Ham can get a deal done.
Some reports claim Lingard could cost the Hammers as much as £20-30 million. Others claim Man United want him back (The Sun).
And some state the likes of PSG, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Leicester, Roma and a host of others are now interested.
But speaking in The Evening Standard, former England boss Hoddle was convinced Lingard will want to stay at West Ham.
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“It is a great story because he was out in the cold at Manchester United and I think he feels at home at West Ham,” Hoddle said when asked if Lingard will stay at the London Stadium in The Evening Standard.
“It might not be so much what other clubs might come in, it might be how much West Ham can make him feel really comfortable there. He is happy there, playing well on the pitch and has a chance of getting in the England squad for the Euros.
“A lot depends on how he feels. He might love living in London and see his future there. Or he might wait and see what clubs come in.
“But for sure I think he needs to move away from Manchester United to get the best out of himself.
“West Ham will move heaven and earth to sign him.”