Bet on a new Hammers arrival


By Hughie Southon

As a betting man I wouldn’t mind a punt of Jesse Lingard becoming a Hammer over the next few days.

Having now been given a long term opportunity of training at Rush Green, his less than average performance for the team against Ipswich last night may not be something to take over seriously.

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For we all know that David Moyes is a big fan and wouldn’t have had him around for this long had he not been keen on bringing him in .

It seems likely to me that the manager will believe the attacking midfielder has had no match action as a reason for the showing in the behind closed doors game.

However, from Lingard’s point of view a move to the Irons may not be a great idea given the amount of midfield talent we now have at the club.

His move to Nottingham Forest last season can be considered a failure and he may now be regretting the decision not to return to us.

Regardless of that – where’s the bookie?

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • hammerpete6 says:

    Well I really hope not. This bloke has performed well very briefly for us two years ago, whilst trying to impress Man U still remember. Since then, he snubbed us with Moyes practically begging him to sign, had a useless season for Forest dropped for many games, and now he’s trying to get back in here? It’s only Moyes weird love that keeps him anywhere near joining us now – why sign Paqueta, Ward-Price, Alvarez, Kudos in that time, on top of Benrahma, Fornals, Cornet, Coventry, and yet cling to the ‘potential’ of Lingard? No no no thanks.

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