Jesse Lingard’s brother says the West Ham target is ‘locked up’ at Man United a year after his Hammers ‘release’.

The world and its wife knows that David Moyes is still desperate to bring Lingard back to West Ham.

Moyes’s assistant at West Ham, Stuart Pearce, admitted as much on talkSPORT this week.

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West Ham were seemingly handed a massive Lingard boost when rival bidders Newcastle gave up on signing the midfielder as the transfer window draws to a close (Sky Sports).

The Hammers must still somehow persuade Man United to let Lingard join a direct rival, something they are reportedly reluctant to do – as Hammers News told you first way back in November.

This week it emerged that Lingard is disappointed Man United have refused to enter negotiations with West Ham this month because we are seen as top four rivals.

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That’s according to a report from ESPN who claim the 29-year-old is very unhappy with the treatment he has received from Man United as he wants to leave and play games.

And it appears he is not the only one with friend and influential teammate Marcus Rashford also said to be furious after Lingard’s treatment by the Red Devils (The Mirror).

Well now Lingard’s brother Louie Scott – who is well known to West Ham fans thanks to his regular social media posts, one of which revealed that sensational loan move this time last year – has spoken out on the situation.

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Jesse Lingard’s brother says West Ham target is ‘locked up’ at Man United a year after Hammers ‘release’

With his tongue firmly in his cheek no doubt, Scott suggests his brother Lingard is ‘locked up’ at Man United a year on from his West Ham ‘day release’.

He made the suggestion with a reference to hip hop singer Akon (pictured at the top of this article) and his hit song ‘Locked up’ which includes the lyrics ‘I’m locked up, they won’t let me out’.

“A year ago today we was ‘allowed’ out on day release,” Scott said on Instagram alongside several laughing emojis.

“Now we know what Akon felt like,” he added underneath a picture of a pair of handcuffs.

Perhaps West Ham fans need to start a ‘Free Lingard’ hashtag on social media.

Earlier this season Hammers News brought you an exclusive interview with Man United expert and editor of the website United In Focus.

Coombs told Hammers News that Man United would have to let Lingard join West Ham in January to avoid a PR disaster having been seen to treat several players poorly over the years.

Within the next 48 hours or so we’ll know the answer.

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