Aston Villa want to sign Jesse Lingard this summer in light of his exceptional form with West Ham United according to Football Insider.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Manchester United in January.
And what an incredible success he has been at the London Stadium.
Lingard has already racked up nine goals and three assists in just 10 games for West Ham so far.
His fine form has alerted Aston Villa boss Dean Smith according to Football Insider. And the Villans are allegedly planning a summer swoop for the 27-capped England international.
Aston Villa to challenge West Ham for Jesse Lingard signature?
Let’s be honest here. Villa have absolutely no chance of signing Jesse this summer.
And here are three reasons why:
The Villa ace is the man at Villa Park. Everything goes through him. Grealish operates in either the left wing or number 10 role and that is exactly where Jesse plays. Surely Lingard will not want to move to Villa and have to compete with one of the game’s best players for regular minutes?
Lingard is clearly loving life at West Ham
The 28-year-old seems to have made east London his home already. He is clearly incredibly happy in life off the pitch. And that is translating into sensational performances on it. Why risk losing that feel-good factor by swapping clubs again in the summer?
Relationships developed between Jesse, David Moyes and the players
Lingard has already formed tight bonds with Moyes, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals and many more West Ham players. As mentioned earlier, he is right at home at the London Stadium. If the Hammers are prepared to pay what Manchester United want for his services in the summer, there is no reason why he won’t want to join the club permanently.
Another reason why Lingard would surely choose West Ham over Aston Villa is the fact that we have a great chance of qualifying for the Champions League or the Europa League at worst.
Villa, meanwhile, are 11 points behind us in the table.
The choice for Jesse should be a very simple one this summer. And the Villa fans can keep on dreaming.