Date: 19th March 2021 at 5:00pm
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West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that the Hammers have not even thought about making Jesse Lingard‘s move a permanent one this summer. 

The on-loan attacking midfielder has recaptured his best form since arriving in east on transfer and has earned a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad this week.

Lingard has four goals and two assists to his name in six Premier League matches so far and Moyes has been understandably delighted with the 28-year-old.

With calls for the deal to be made permanent this summer, Moyes has insisted during his pre-match press conference (via Football.London) that those thoughts haven’t crossed his mind just yet.

“Really pleased for Jesse. We want him to be positive and keep showing what he can do on the pitch. He has been a great asset and I hope he can add a few more goals this season.

“We have not thought about a permanent deal yet. I think we will discuss that towards the end of the season.”

The back in favour England man, who was previously hailed as ‘unique’ by , will be back at Moyes’ disposal this weekend when the Irons welcome Arsenal to the .

OPINION

Whilst every one of a Hammers persuasion wants to see Lingard stay on next season, now isn’t the time to be focussing on transfers.

Moyes has remarkably led the Irons to the brink of European football, at least, and all the attention has to go towards making sure this season’s progress thus far is rewarded.