The brother of Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard bites back at West Ham fan channel over Newcastle transfer choice talk.
West Ham and Newcastle are reportedly in a battle to sign Lingard from Man United this month.
A large section of West Ham fans are sick and tired of the seemingly never-ending Lingard saga. And Newcastle fans will soon get to know the feeling.
Hammers News has deliberately held off reporting on the drawn out Lingard affair of late, especially since Newcastle entered the running. But with just over a week until the window closes and David Moyes said to be desperate to bring Lingard back, there is no avoiding it.
Lingard appears to have a straight choice between West Ham and Newcastle if he wishes to leave Man United this month and play regular football elsewhere.
Or he can hold off and depart on a free transfer in the summer – but that would put his place in England’s World Cup plans in serious jeopardy.
With West Ham and Newcastle in for Lingard it presents the midfielder with two very different propositions. A relegation battle to help save the newly crowned “world’s richest club” at Newcastle.
Or a battle for Champions League football with the Europa League knockout stages to look forward to at West Ham.
Many West Ham fans would accuse Lingard of chasing the money if he chooses Newcastle over West Ham.
But Lingard’s brother Louie Scott has bitten back at suggestions from a West Ham fan channel that he even has a choice to make.
Jesse Lingard’s brother bites back at West Ham channel over Newcastle transfer talk
Nicky Hawkins, host and co-founder of West Ham Fan TV, revealed a comment from Lingard’s brother on a debate over whether the star should pick Newcastle or the Hammers.
And it suggests Lingard may not have much of a say in where he goes this month if he does decide to leave Old Trafford.
“Not got a scooby doo these channels, weird how it is all on Jesse and nobody else. Change the narrative!” Scott said in response to the question over Lingard’s future.
“Jesse Lingard’s brother moving mad on me,” Hawkins said alongside a picture of the message from Scott.
“I know more than you think pal. Trust me.”
There is a mistaken belief among some West Ham fans that Scott is Lingard’s agent. While he does play a role in his famous brother’s career, Scott is not his agent, Lingard’s father is.
Given reports in recent days Scott could be referring to the fact that Man United have reportedly said they will only allow Lingard to join Newcastle because they are in direct competition with West Ham for a Champions League spot (BBC Sport).
Tensions are clearly frayed in the Lingard camp, though. So perhaps it is best the midfielder holds off on making any decision over his future until he is a free agent in the summer.