West Ham haven’t yet given up on signing Jesse Lingard from Manchester United but their pursuit is likely to end in disappointment according to ExWHUemployee.

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The 28-year-old attacking midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers.

And what an incredible impact he had at the London Stadium in what was a relatively short period of time.

Lingard racked up nine goals and four assists in just 16 Premier League games for West Ham.

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David Moyes was clearly desperate to bring the Man United ace to the Hammers on a permanent basis this summer.

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.

West Ham still chasing Lingard

ExWHUemployee claims that the Hammers are still pursuing a permanent deal for Jesse.

This really does seem like a crazy move.

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Ex suggests that West Ham’s pursuit of the Manchester United man is likely to end in disappointment.

So the question has to be asked, why are we even bothering?

Why aren’t Moyes and the club’s owners lining up moves for alternative targets for players who actually want to play for West Ham?

This transfer strategy we have of pursuing deals that are unlikely to happen ends up costing us time and time again.

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West Ham would surely be better served moving on from Lingard. There are undoubtedly better and more cost effective options out there, that’s for sure.

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