West Ham United’s hopes of signing Jesse Lingard permanently this summer look to have been given a boost.
Lingard has been an absolute revelation for West Ham since signing on loan from Manchester United in January.
So much so he has earned an England recall while also helping maintain West Ham’s surprise push for Champions League football.
Lingard’s massive West Ham impact rewarded with England recall
Lingard was a massive miss for West Ham against his parent club last time out.
West Ham fans are desperate to see the club sign Lingard permanently this summer.
Some fans have voiced concerns that West Ham may struggle to get a deal done as they have no pre-agreed option in place with Man United for the 28-year-old.
There has been speculation that the Red Devils may elect to keep him or a club like Leicester – who now look a sure bet for the Champions League – could make a move.
Insiders have suggested Lingard wants to stay at West Ham.
After brother’s social media post ‘buzzing’ star drops biggest hint yet his future is with West Ham
And the midfield ace’s brother dropped a “new home” hint on social media while wearing a West Ham shirt ahead of Lingard’s England recall.
Now West Ham’s hopes look to have been boosted further by the player himself.
Taking to Twitter, Lingard posted a message about his England recall.
And he made a point of mentioning and thanking West Ham for believing in him while there was no mention of Man United.
“Buzzing to be recalled back into the England squad after two years,” Lingard said on Twitter.
“It’s been a long journey very mentally challenging but full of hard work and belief.
“Thank you to everyone who believed in me, this is just the start. #workmode #JL11NGZ @WestHam.”
Lingard clearly settled with West Ham, Moyes relationship will be key but European football wouldn’t hurt either
Lingard clearly feels settled at West Ham.
His performances prove that. And his relationship with David Moyes is also key.
The pair are visibly close and that could be the clincher when it comes to West Ham fighting off any competition from elsewhere.
Qualifying for Europe in the meantime can only enhance West Ham’s chances too.
The Hammers will give themselves a huge chance if they beat Arsenal at the weekend.
Victory will put West Ham level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea with nine games to play.