Jesse Lingard wants to leave Manchester United permanently in January with West Ham on his coattails according to a report from the Independent.
The 28-year-old returned to Manchester United in the summer after an incredibly successful four-month loan spell with the Hammers at the London Stadium.
Unfortunately for Jesse though, he has barely played for Man United. He was obviously given assurances and those promises clearly haven’t been kept.
It’s time for him to move on from Manchester United. Especially if he has genuine ambitions of making Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the World Cup in Qatar next year.
Lingard bagged nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games for West Ham. Surely a reunion with David Moyes at the London Stadium is exactly what he needs in order to reinvigorate his career.
Whether Ralf Rangnick has Jesse in his plans, however, is another matter that needs to be addressed.
Jesse Lingard wants to leave Manchester United as West Ham allegedly close in
The Independent claims that the 32-capped England international wants to leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis and at the moment is refusing to sign a new £135k-a-week deal.
Manchester United are looking for around £15 million for Lingard in January according to The Sun.
That seems to be slightly extortionate considering the fact that Jesse will be out of contract with Man United in just six month’s time.
It will probably depend on how much Lingard tries to force a move away from his boyhood club.
One thing’s for sure, the 28-year-old would make such a big difference to the way in which we attack.
West Ham have really missed his movement and quality in possession this season.
Remember what he offered us on the counter-attack? Here’s a reminder:
Jesse Lingard to leave Manchester United?
We think there’s a great chance of that happening.
Signing a striker should be David Moyes’s absolute number one priority in January.
It could be argued that bringing Lingard back to the London Stadium is nearly as important as signing a top-class centre-forward, however.
And as things stand, all the signs are pointing to a return to East London for Jesse.