Some West Ham fans think that Jesse Lingard is being used by the Hammers owners as an excuse for their lack of activity in the transfer market this summer.
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The 28-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at the London Stadium.
And what an impact Lingard had for West Ham.
Nine goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games says all you need to know about the influence Jesse had for David Moyes last term.
It seems as though Lingard could be set to stay at Manchester United this summer, however.
The 28-year-old wants to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as quoted by Manchester United’s official website.
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With the Hammers owners waiting on the Man United play-maker, it could be argued that we could end up missing out on alternative targets.
That would be just typical of the way in which the East London outfit have approached their transfer business over the past few years.
Some West Ham fans think that the West Ham owners will use their failure to sign Jesse and his current indecision on his future as the perfect excuse for the distinct lack of new signings this summer…