English Club Accelerate Plans To Bring In Man Utd Midfielder
West Ham have begun talks with midfielder Jesse Lingard after Manchester United confirmed the Englishman was free to go out on loan….English Club Accelerate Plans To Bring In Man Utd Midfielder
Sportsmail reported the Hammers’ interest at the weekend, but the club must first solve the conundrum of landing either Craig Dawson or Said Benrahma on a permanent deal before the side are allowed to add another domestic loan. Craig would seem the likelier of the two with the star’s option to buy at around £3 million.
United have interest from Newcastle, West Brom and clubs abroad in Lingard. The 28-year-old star, who is eager to kickstart his career and play frequently, is understood to favour West Ham, in spite of not featuring under David Moyes when the Scottish manager was in charge at Old Trafford during the 2013-14 term.
The player’s agents opened talks with a number of outfits in the summer, but nothing materialised.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had wanted to keep Jesse, but after conversations between the duo, the Norwegian chief has agreed to heed his request.
The playmaker has only played for the Red Devils three times this campaign, featuring in EFL Cup victory against Luton and Brighton and this month’s 1-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup.
Lingard has played 210 matches for his boyhood club, netting 33 times, including the winning goal versus Crystal Palace in the 2016 FA Cup Final.
Amad Diallo’s arrival earlier in the transfer market has further weakened Jesse’s position, with the £37 million recruit from Atalanta set to be in senior team contention imminently.