Date: 11th June 2021 at 6:15am
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West Ham’s chances of signing Jesse Lingard from this summer do not rest on David Moyes staying at the club, says former Premier League Carlton Palmer.

This comes after Claret and Hugh reported that Lingard is monitoring the situation surrounding Moyes’ future, with the 58-year-old yet to officially extend his expiring contract.

Lingard spent the second half of the 2020/21 Premier League season on loan at West Ham, where he was able to score nine goals and create another four in just 16 appearances.

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It makes it no surprise that the Hammers now want to bring the attacking midfielder in permanently. And while Palmer has concerns over where the to get a deal done is going to come from, he does not see the uncertainty surrounding Moyes’ future as a barrier.

“You can’t say it [Moyes leaving] ends it. I mean, it all depends on who comes in as manager,” the ex-Leeds United player said to TIF.

“Obviously they’ve hit it off and he’s gone there because of David Moyes. But I really don’t believe that West Ham can afford Jesse Lingard anyhow.”

West Ham first-team coach Stuart Pearce recently revealed on talkSPORT that Moyes has verbally agreed a contract extension with the club, so it does look like the Scotsman will end up staying.