Daily Star journalist Paul Brown believes West Ham will try again in the summer to land Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard.
THE LOWDOWN: PLAYING HARD TO GET
In each of the two transfer windows this season, the Hammers have set about making the Lingard their own after an impressive loan spell at the London Stadium last season.
THE LATEST: BROWN’S THOUGHTS
With the 32-cap England international a free agent in the summer, unless he pens a new deal in Manchester, Brown believes that the Irons will be in the hunt for his signature once more.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Daily Star reporter said:
“I think they will definitely make another attempt for Lingard.
“He fitted in really well there, was a good part of the group, not just in the team but in the dressing room, and really gave them a big boost at a key time. Moyes likes him and the interest hasn’t gone anywhere.”
THE VERDICT: GET IT DONE
As journalist Pete O’Rourke said signing Lingard on a free transfer should be a “no-brainer”.
Last year, the £18m-rated Englishman scored nine goals and made five assists in 16 appearances while on loan in the capital and his career resurgence saw him return to the England national team set up for the first time in almost two years.
A permanent move to the London Stadium could work wonders for both as the Three Lions ace is sure to be hoping for a seat on the plane to the 2022 World Cup and the Hammers can provide him with the regular game time he desires.
David Moyes’ side could be set for another campaign in Europe and he will need depth all over the pitch to help carry the burden of the extra games and while his decision to bring Lingard in permanently remains unclear as yet, the team would certainly benefit from his arrival.