West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh have moved to rubbish reports claiming that Jesse Lingard will demand a huge pay increase if he is to move to the London Stadium this summer.
The 28-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Manchester United in January.
And Lingard made quite the impression at the London Stadium.
Man United ace enjoyed Hammers spell
Jesse racked up nine goals and four appearances in just 16 Premier League games for West Ham.
David Moyes is obviously keen to sign the Man United ace on a permanent deal this summer.
Football Insider claimed that the Hammers would have to make Jesse our highest paid player in order for that to happen, however.
West Ham insider provides ‘refreshing’ Jesse Lingard update
Claret and Hugh claims that any reports suggesting that the 28-year-old is demanding a big pay increase are well wide of the mark.
The insiders suggest that agents close to the deal have told them just how ‘refreshing’ Lingard’s demands were when he moved to East London on loan in January.
C&H claim that Jesse is currently on around £80k-a-week at Old Trafford. He allegedly could receive a small pay rise if he joins West Ham this summer along with enhanced appearance bonus fees.
This sounds like a really encouraging update after the recent concerning news regarding the likelihood of Lingard joining the Hammers permanently.
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Let’s hope that West Ham get the Lingard deal done as soon as possible. And Jesse not demanding a ridiculous salary will certainly help us do exactly that.