Lingard likely to snub West Ham move

  • by Staff Writer
  • Friday, 1st July 2022

Jesse Lingard's future remains in the balance, despite West Ham having expressed interest in signing the free agent in recent weeks.

Yet even though David Moyes has made it clear he would be keen to resume his working relationship with the former Manchester United midfielder, that is considered unlikely to happen.

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Although he has been courted by West Ham in recent weeks Lingard - who has spent his entire playing career in Manchester - is understood to have expressed a preference to remain in the north of England where his family are settled, despite having enjoyed his loan spell in east London during the latter half of the 2020/21 season.

And that has alerted clubs such as Newcastle United and Everton, the latter of which who have this morning signalled their intention to investigate the possibility of signing the 29-year-old former England star.

Speaking about the player ahead of the January transfer window, West Ham boss Moyes - while refusing to confirm his interest in bring the player back to Stratford - said: "We enjoyed having Jesse, he made a great contribution to the team and he helped the team."

West Ham have been working hard on a deal to bring Lingard back to London in preference of pursuing interest in Villareal winger Arnaut Danjuma, who is available for transfer.

The Hammers made contact with Lingard's representatives back in May with view to offering the player a permanent contract, although it was made clear that the Warrington-born star was yet to make a decision over his future.

And even though those lines of communication have remained opened consistently, it would appear that Lingard's chances of making a return to West Ham are diminishing with each passing day.

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