Jesse Lingard’s on-off move to West Ham United could finally be Jad-ON as Manchester United near an agreement to sign Sancho.
The will he, won’t he Lingard transfer has become something of a saga for West Ham.
Keeping track of the Lingard rollercoaster has not been easy for West Ham fans.
Many West Ham fans were devastated to hear Lingard had reportedly decided he wanted to stay and fight for his place at Man United (The Sun).
Lingard’s will he, won’t he West Ham move is becoming something of a saga
Hammers insider ExWHUemployee backed up those claims with his own Lingard update recently, conceding the midfield ace looked more likely to stay at Man United than sign for West Ham.
It represented a blow for West Ham as ExWHUemployee previously revealed that Lingard had been telling his Hammers teammates he wanted to sign permanently.
Reports claimed West Ham’s Lingard hopes hinged on Man United sealing Sancho signing
But before West Ham fans could get their hopes up, ExWHUemployee urged caution as he rated the chances of Lingard joining the Hammers at just 30% after a conversation with someone ‘who would know the player well’.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim agents have just started working on the ‘nuts and bolts of a deal’.
And yesterday The Evening Standard stated that West Ham’s Lingard hopes hinged on whether Man United manage to bring Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund.
So the Lingard move could now be on for David Moyes as The Athletic and a host of other outlets are breaking the news that the Red Devils are finally nearing a deal for the England attacker.
Lingard West Ham move Jad-ON as Red Devils finally close to Sancho agreement – report
Lingard had barely kicked a ball for two years at Man United before signing on loan for West Ham.
He already finds himself behind nine players in various positions at Old Trafford including Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Fred, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Donny van de Beek.
Signing Sancho would see Lingard slip even further down the pecking order.
And with the player admitting regular football is what matters most to him, all the signs look good for West Ham.
Now it is surely a case of making sure a deal gets done.