Jesse Lingard is now a transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain according to a report from The Daily Star but we don’t think West Ham need to worry about this claim, however.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Manchester United back in January.
Lingard was sensational for West Ham and racked up nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League games.
David Moyes will clearly be desperate to bring the 29-capped England international to the London Stadium on a permanent deal this summer.
Hammers fans were concerned to read ExWHUemployee’s claim that Lingard could be tempted to stay at Manchester United, however.
And now with PSG allegedly entering the race for his signature, you would be forgiven to think that West Ham’s hopes of signing him may well be dead in the water.
We think there is nothing to worry about, however.
Jesse Lingard rumours should not worry West Ham fans
The 28-year-old seemed more than happy at the London Stadium. And if he really wants to force his way back into the England setup and leave a defining legacy behind him, a move to West Ham really will be a good option for him.
He certainly won’t get chances of regular first-team action at Old Trafford. Certainly not with Bruno Fernandes ahead of him.
Meanwhile, a move to PSG would represent him with similar problems.
The Ligue 1 giants have a plethora of talented attacking midfielders amongst their ranks.
It also has to be said that a move away to a foreign land at Lingard’s age would surely be a daunting prospect.
Jesse loved his time at the London Stadium. If the West Ham owners are prepared to pay what Man United want for the 28-year-old, there is no reason why we can’t sign him permanently this summer.
The Manchester United ace even wore an England shirt with Declan Rice’s name on the back on Sunday! Surely he wouldn’t have done that if he had no interest in returning to East London.
As things stand, it remains unclear where Jesse will be playing next season. We are still confident that he will be a West Ham player this summer, however.
Let’s remain calm.