In-the-know podcaster @ExWHUemployee has claimed that David Moyes wants to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United.
On New Year’s Eve, it was announced that the Red Devils had triggered a one-year extension clause in the English midfielder’s contract (per Sky Sports).
The extension means that Lingard’s deal at Old Trafford now runs until the summer of 2022, while his market value currently stands at £9m according to Transfermarkt.
Despite the contract extension, it has been reported in recent months that the player’s representatives were ‘exploring loan options‘ for the 28-year-old Englishman.
In the latest episode of The West Ham Way Podcast, @ExWHUemployee claimed that the London Stadium is a possible destination for the midfielder.
He said: “Another midfielder [West Ham are interested in is] Jesse Lingard at Man United. Moyes loves him.
“Moyes might have even given him his debut at Man United, I can’t remember but he certainly had a big part in his early career.
“Moyes wants to bring him here. He has been watched, he has been a player that we have considered.
“So, he is a potential signing but this, again, is not confirmed.”
TIF Thoughts on what @ExWHUemployee said about Jesse Lingard…
As can be seen in what the in-the-know podcaster had to say, he believes that Moyes is very keen on bringing the midfielder to the London Stadium from Manchester United.
Would you be happy if West Ham signed Jesse Lingard from Manchester United?
No, he's not good enough
Yes, he's a good player
However, despite @ExWHUemployee’s claim that Moyes may have given Lingard his debut for the Red Devils, that was, in fact, Louis van Gaal (per Transfermarkt).
Seemingly, though, Lingard could be one to avoid for the Hammers as the best average rating he has ever delivered over a Premier League season was a 6.82/10 (per WhoScored).
While that is by no means poor, it was during the 2017/18 term and even in his very best form for Manchester United, he would only be the joint-10th-best player for West Ham in the league this season.
So, perhaps Moyes would be better served steering clear of Lingard.