Simon Jordan suggested that there is ‘no chance’ that West Ham United will sign Jesse Lingard permanently from Manchester United in the summer, when speaking on talkSPORT yesterday.
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The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Man United in January.
Lingard has made a huge impact at the London Stadium already.
Jesse has racked up six goals and three assists in just eight games for West Ham so far.
Signing Lingard on a permanent deal will be vitally important for the Hammers this season.
Simon Jordan questions whether Jesse Lingard will be a West Ham player next season
The 28-year-old has made such a huge difference to the way in which the Hammers play.
Simon Jordan scoffed at the idea of Lingard linking up with West Ham permanently in the summer, however, when speaking on talkSPORT yesterday:
“Not a chance. I just don’t see where there is a parallel universe where they’re going to get Lingard to West Ham or they’re going to get the economics of the Lingard deal to West Ham. What West Ham have achieved is putting Lingard back on the map, giving Lingard a stage where he can play at the level that clearly he’s capable of. All that will do is increase the cost implications of getting him in the first place. If Lingard wants to join West Ham permanently what Manchester United will say is, ‘that’s great, you can go there if you want to, that’s £60m’. Then maybe it’ll be £30m or £40m.”
It’s up to the West Ham owners to prove Simon Jordan wrong.
One thing in the Hammers’ favour is that Lingard is clearly loving life at the London Stadium.
And if the club prove to the 28-year-old that they can match his ambitions, there is no reason why we won’t be able to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
It really should be David Moyes’s priority to make it happen. And hopefully the board are prepared to go all out to back the Scot in the summer.