Weds Ham want to sign Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard before the transfer window slams shut according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The Hammers allegedly lead Newcastle and West Brom in the race to sign the 28-year-old because they are willing to sign him on a permanent deal, unlike their Premier League rivals.
David Moyes should be prioritising a move to sign an established striker this month.
It could be argued that we need to sign a central midfielder and a left-back as well, however.
West Ham want to sign Jesse Lingard
The Manchester United ace is a transfer target for the Hammers according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Some West Ham fans hate the idea of the 28-year-old moving to the London Stadium.
It must be said though, the 24-capped England international would be a really smart signing for us, especially if we can pick him up for a bargain fee this month.
Lingard is out of contract in the summer of 2022. It is clear that he is not in the plans of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however.
The 28-year-old trained with fringe members of the squad at Carrington whilst Man United took on Liverpool at Old Trafford yesterday.
Sure, he hasn’t been very consistent over the past 12 months or so. Lingard has hardly been given enough game-time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make an impression at Old Trafford either, however.
The Man United star is a bundle of energy. He is hard-working and has great technical ability. Yes he isn’t the most sensible of players off the pitch.
A fresh start under his old manager David Moyes at the London Stadium may well bring out the best in him as both a player and a person, however.
We think Lingard would be a great addition for West Ham. The 28-year-old can play in the number 10 position, on either wing or even in central midfield.
That kind of versatility could be crucial to the Hammers. And for a decent fee, this seems like somewhat of a no-brainer for David Moyes.