Speaking recently on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee discussed the future of on-loan West Ham United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard.
Since joining West Ham from Manchester United on a five-month loan deal back in January, Lingard has been in remarkable form over his six Premier League fixtures for David Moyes’ side, scoring four goals and providing one assist, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 7.41/10 – ranking him not only as the club’s best performer, but also as the seventh-best in the entire top flight.
And, the £75,000-per-week 28-year-old was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, in which ExWHUemployee claimed that the club’s owners are confident of making the England international’s loan deal a permanent move this summer.
He said: “We’re quite confident [about] signing Lingard as well. Now, he doesn’t have a clause, unfortunately, but he’s loving life at West Ham and seems quite happy to join and has expressed that he would like to stay beyond the season.”
Could West Ham sign Lingard this summer?
TIF Thoughts on ExWHUemployee’s comments regarding Jesse Lingard…
If ExWHUemployee is to be believed, it would very much appear as if Lingard is keen on extending his time at West Ham beyond this season, something which is likely to be music to the ears of West Ham fans.
However, whether or not Manchester United are as receptive to the sale of the attacking midfielder as Lingard seems to be, especially considering his impressive form so far for West Ham, remains to be seen.
And, even if they are, you would imagine the asking price on the head of the 28-year-old is therefore likely to be considerably higher than at the time Lingard joined the Hammers back in January.