West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has delivered a new update on the club’s hopes of signing Jesse Lingard amid fresh speculation this week.
Signing Lingard from Manchester United on a permanent basis is one of David Moyes’s top priorities this summer.
The midfield ace starred during a 16-game loan spell at West Ham and played a big part in the club securing their best ever Premier League points total and Europa League group stage football for the first time.
Another £30m twist in Lingard saga
There has been claim and counter claim over Lingard’s future all summer in a saga that is starting to become tiresome for West Ham fans.
The latest talk doing the rounds at various media outlets is that Manchester United are willing to sell Lingard but only for £30 million (Mirror Online).
With just one year left on his current contract that valuation seems rather steep.
Insider ExWHUemployee delivers new update on Lingard amid fresh speculation
Many West Ham fans are adamant the club should not fork out that amount. Others feel you have to pay a premium to sign quality.
Now West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has delivered his own update on the situation.
And speaking on The West Ham Way podcast this week, Ex painted a rather bleak picture for Moyes’s hopes.
“We are after Lingard for midfield although things don’t seem as promising as they did a couple of weeks ago,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way podcast.
‘There’s a couple of factors counting against that move a little bit’
“I think it’s going to be interesting what the manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) says to Lingard because the way he’d be looking at it is that (new £73m signing Jadon) Sancho is more of a winger whereas Lingard’s more of an attacking midfielder.
“I think Sancho going to them is helpful for us. But it’s just whether Lingard is prepared to give up the ghost and come to West Ham or whether he’s going to fight for his place. And also how realistic Manchester United are going to be for a transfer.
“We’re obviously desperate to sign Lingard but there’s a couple of factors counting against that move a little bit.”