West Ham United could face having to pay up to £40 million if they want to sign Jesse Lingard permanently from Manchester United in the summer according to a report from the Sun.
David Moyes brought the 28-year-old to the London Stadium on loan from Man United in January.
And Lingard has already made a huge impression with the Hammers.
The attacking midfielder has firmly established himself as a fan favourite. He has five goals and two assists to his name in just seven games for West Ham.
The 26-capped England international’s energy, quality on the ball and clinical finishing has completely transformed us as an attacking outfit.
West Ham rocked by £40 million Jesse Lingard report
The Hammers fans are desperate for Jesse to be snapped up on a permanent deal in the summer.
The Sun now claims that it may take £40 million if West Ham are to do just that, however.
Because of the 28-year-old’s fine form, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is allegedly keen to start a bidding war for his services.
It is clear that Lingard has no future at Old Trafford with Bruno Fernandes at the club.
The 28-year-old clearly loves life at the London Stadium. So we shouldn’t have any problem convincing him to join us in the summer. Especially if we qualify for Europe.
It has to be said, however, £40 million is just way too much money for someone who will be 29 in December. He will also have just one year left on his contract with Man United in the summer.
£20 million seems like a more reasonable price. And for that kind of fee, signing Lingard would be totally worth it.
Let’s hope that Manchester United don’t price Jesse out of a move this summer. He can become a true hero at West Ham. We shouldn’t be paying anywhere near £40 million for him, however.