West Ham boss David Moyes is hoping that the lure of regular first-team football will persuade Jesse Lingard to leave Manchester United this summer according to a report from Football.London.
The 28-year-old was absolutely brilliant for the Hammers during a four-month loan spell at the London Stadium last season.
Lingard bagged nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games for West Ham.
He was an integral part of the way in which David Moyes’s side went about their business.
The Scot is clearly desperate to bring the 29-capped England international back to the London Stadium this summer.
The Express have claimed that West Ham could sign Lingard for around £20 million this summer.
West Ham boss Moyes hoping first-team football will tempt Lingard
The 28-year-old wants to stay and fight for his place at Manchester United.
According to Football.London, however, Moyes is hoping that the guarantee of regular first-team football will tempt the 28-year-old into moving back to the London Stadium on a permanent basis.
Lingard would be an exceptional addition for West Ham. He clearly loved his time at the London Stadium.
So if Manchester United are prepared to sell him for £20 million then there is no reason why the Hammers shouldn’t be able to get a deal done for the English ace.
Time is running out though. So the West Ham board had better act fast.