West Ham signing Jesse Lingard is what every single Hammers fan wants this summer. And the deal could hinge on whether or not Manchester United manage to bring Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund according to a report from the Evening Standard.
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The 28-year-old was an absolute superstar for the Hammers last season.
He moved to the London Stadium on loan from Manchester United in January and made a huge impact.
Lingard racked up nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League games for West Ham.
Signing him up on a permanent deal is one of the main priorities for Hammers boss David Moyes this summer.
West Ham signing Lingard hinges on Man United winning Sancho race
The Evening Standard claim that Jesse is still tempted to remain at Old Trafford and fight for his place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
That could all change, however, if Manchester United manage to sign Jadon Sancho from Dortmund for £72 million this summer (Evening Standard).
As West Ham fans, we need to hope and pray that Man United sign the 21-year-old English winger!
Because if they do, Lingard will surely have absolutely no chance of playing aside from the odd cup game.
Jesse must know deep down that he needs to move away from his boyhood club in order to play regular first-team football over the next few years.
And Manchester signing Sancho may well just seal the deal for us.