Manchester United have reportedly taken a huge step towards signing Jadon Sancho and it could be brilliant news for West Ham United.
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David Moyes is desperate to get Lingard signed permanently for West Ham following his scintillating spell on loan from Man United.
Speculation has been rife as to whether Man United will sell to West Ham.
Lingard future remains unclear despite Moyes desperation to keep him at West Ham
There has even been talk the Red Devils want to get Lingard – who has just a year left on his Old Trafford contract – signed up to a new deal.
Lingard has made it abundantly clear in a recent interviews that he has loved – and wants to be – playing week in, week out.
West Ham insider ExWHUemployee recently claimed the Man United owned star had told West Ham teammates he wants to stay.
Many fans fear Lingard could be tempted by the promise of increased game time at Man United.
Fans fear Lingard could be tempted back to Man United with the promise of increased game time but massive Sancho update bodes well for Hammers
That’s despite the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Daniel James, Juan Mata and Amad Diallo having all been ahead of him when he was sent out on loan to West Ham.
So throw into the mix massive news from German publication Sport1 that Man United have ‘agreed terms’ with Sancho and Lingard’s future in Manchester looks non existent.
Lingard had barely kicked a ball for two years before joining West Ham.
And returning to Old Trafford behind yet another big money signing won’t do his prospects of game time any good.
It will take a brave man to give up what Lingard has at West Ham in the hope of more game time at Old Trafford despite increased competition
Sport1 claim Sancho has given the move personal approval.
The story was also repeated by most outlets in the UK yesterday including The Mirror, who claim the news from Germany will ‘ease fans nerves around the Sancho transfer’.
It would take a brave man to give up the regular football and adulation Lingard has found at West Ham to slip back into the shadows at Man United.
If Man United do seal the deal for Sancho then Lingard, who turns 29 next season, must surely push for the move to West Ham.