Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano discussed West Ham United’s reported interest in Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard.
Despite playing over 200 games for Manchester United, over which he has scored 33 goals and provided 20 assists, so far this season, Lingard has yet to make a Premier League appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with his three appearances this term coming across the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
As a result, it has been reported that the £9 million-rated winger is keen to leave the club this month, with West Ham thought to be extremely interested in the idea of bringing the 28-year-old to east London, as per The Telegraph.
And, Lingard’s future was one subject of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano provided an update on the current situation surrounding the winger’s potential move.
He said: “About Lingard – West Ham [are in] advanced talks. Also, West Bromwich Albion [are] making an enquiry, so everything is open for Lingard. But, he’s going to leave the club on loan because he wants to play.”
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TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding Jesse Lingard…
From Romano’s comments, it would appear that, despite recent reports suggesting that West Ham are leading the race to sign the winger, West Brom are also a contender for the signature of the England international.
It may not be a surprise that is the case given the Hammers’ position in the table, and while he never played under David Moyes at Manchester United, the Scot may have a leg up on Sam Allardyce having previously worked with him in the 2013/14 campaign.
Either way, at present, the future of Lingard still remains slightly unclear, however, if Romano is to be believed, come February 2, the 28-year-old will be playing his football away from Manchester, be that at West Ham or West Brom.