Pundit Rob Lee has recently suggested that West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard has proved he is too good for the Hammers during his spell at the London Stadium.
It has been reported that West Ham want to sign him permanently in the summer, they could face competition from the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle United. Real Madrid and Inter are also said to be interested.
Is Lingard too good for West Ham?
Lee talked about Lingard’s form at West Ham, but he believes that his performances have proven to be too good for the Hammers.
He told Transfer Tavern: “I said the other day that the problem for West Ham getting Jesse Lingard on loan is that unless they’ve got some sort of clause, he’s going to play his way out of going to them.
“He’s been playing so well, that it’s not going to be a foregone conclusion that he will go to West Ham. I think he’s played too good for West Ham in a strange sort of way, because he’s now put himself in the shop window.”
Considering that the likes of Inter and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Lingard should suggest that he perhaps has been too good for the Hammers.
But even otherwise, the 28-year-old has been the club’s highest-rated player in the Premier League while picking up a rating of 7.53 for his club (as per WhoScored). In the top flight, only Harry Kane, Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish have picked up a better rating than him. He has picked up a better rating than Bruno Fernandes (As per Whoscored).
So even if Lingard might be too good for the Hammers, if the club can sign him, he could be a major coup for the club.