Jesse Lingard will allegedly choose a move to West Ham United over Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Hammers insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that Lingard believes he is more likely to get regular action at the London Stadium than St James’ Park.
West Ham and Newcastle both tried to sign the 29-year-old from Manchester United during the January transfer window (ESPN).
Jesse ended up staying at Old Trafford though.
He will be out of contract at the end of this season and will undoubtedly finally make a permanent move away from Man United.
But where will Lingard end up…West Ham or Newcastle? He obviously loved his time with the Hammers last season but the Magpies are an ambitious club what with their new-found wealth.
It seems as though there is one big thing in our favour though…
Lingard could choose West Ham over Newcastle
Claret and Hugh has shared a big boost for the Hammers fans this afternoon with the news that the 29-year-old allegedly favours a move to East London over Tyneside.
That’s because Lingard apparently believes he will get more guarantees of regular first-team action with West Ham and Newcastle.
The will he, won’t he Lingard saga has been tedious over the past year in all honesty.
Don’t get me wrong, we’d love to have Jesse back at the London Stadium in the summer. But either way, it will be good to get closure on the matter.
The 29-year-old bagged nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League games for West Ham last season. He was integral to the way in which we counter-attacked with pace as a team.
David Moyes loved Lingard and we have certainly missed him this season.
His availability on a free transfer means that the Hammers will undoubtedly be in for him in the summer.
And if Lingard does choose a move to West Ham over Newcastle then it will be clear that he is more interested in playing for the badge than purely just for money.
Everything seems to be set up perfectly for Jesse to come back to the London Stadium in the summer. Let’s just hope that it’s a deal that is wrapped up quickly and efficiently.
David Moyes has so much work to do in the transfer market this summer. And the West Ham boss cannot afford to waste his time chasing Lingard for weeks and months on end.