West Ham United’s hopes of signing Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal from Manchester United in the summer are fading according to a report from The Athletic.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Man United in January.
And what an incredible impact he’s had at the London Stadium.
Lingard has racked up nine goals and three assists in 14 Premier League games for West Ham so far.
Jesse has been quiet during our last few games but overall he has been an incredible addition to David Moyes’s squad.
Signing him on a permanent deal in the summer will be imperative for the Hammers as we look to make genuine progress next term.
Jesse Lingard blow for West Ham?
The Athletic claims that the Hammers’ hopes of signing the 28-year-old on a permanent deal in the summer are fading.
Just like our dreams eh!
It is suggested that our likely failure to qualify for the Champions League has affected our chances of bringing Jesse to the London Stadium for good.
There is another problem as well, however.
Manchester United are allegedly keen to include Lingard in a deal that would see Declan Rice head to Old Trafford.
If that really is the case, then we should just let Jesse go back. As hard as that is to say, we shouldn’t even be entertaining a part exchange deal involving Jesse and Declan.
Missing out on Lingard in the summer would be a huge shame. And it’s actually quite sad to think about.
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If it means keeping Declan Rice at the same time, however, then so be it.