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CandH Exclusive: Lingard -Hammers reveal the truth


Exclusive by Hughie Southon


West Ham are not preparing a new offer for Jesse Lingard aa the moment!

We ran a story reported by the Mail earlier this evening (Sat) which claimed we were close to sealing a deal to bring him to the club on a free transfer,

And the Mail claimed that after talks we were now preparing a new offer which would be made to him in the near future.

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The truth appears to be somewhat different following CandH immediately asking questions of a key source at the London Stadium.

It appears that YES there are discussions going on but nothing more than that which means that any offer we may have made stands – not that a new one has or will be made to the 29 year old attacking midfielder.

The last we heard as far as figures were concerned was that he wanted £180k a week – £20k less than Declan was offered when refusing to sign a new deal. That ain’t gonna happen!

And this evening we were told by our insider: “There are discussions going on with Lingard but nothing more than that – no offers.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

12 comments on “CandH Exclusive: Lingard -Hammers reveal the truth

  1. I dont want him at the club. This all reeks of the mercenaries weve had at the club coming in for one last payday and we know how that ends. He’s had ample opportunity to come to us if he wanted to but the truth is he would only accept our offer as a fallback option and if anybody believes he will show the form of his last spell with us i will personally drive you to the doctors for a full mental health evaluation because something isnt right and you probably need someone to talk to about it .

    • Could not agree more and I’ve said it before on here, it was a trade off, he gave us goals we gave him game time. He probably enjoyed his time with us and made some good friends but that’s as far as it goes. The deal suited everyone and we are grateful for his contribution but as far as him falling in love with us? We are a desperate back up option to him if all else fails. Would rather put all of our effort into getting Erikson or Sarr.

    • Spot on aykay. You don’t get stuck on Man U bench for entire season for no reason especially as Man U were poor this year. by tgeir standards. Remember also his last 5 games for us he was largely forgettable.

    • Agreed. Please take David Moyes to the doctor’s at the same time to remove his blind spots about Lingard and Soucek.

      • Agree completely, Lingard won’t repeat his form from before, and Soucek has been an ever present, come on Moyes wake up!!

    • I agree totally, Lingard is a mercenary who has no future value to the club at all. What is Moyes obsession with him……
      Concentrate on getting Souceks situation sorted & forget about Lingard

  2. Jesse Lingard has had a very long time to consider an offer of employment with West Ham United. However he appears to be treating the club with contempt. At the age of 29 it’s about time he matured enough to make his own decisions, not those of his father or brother. He seems to show utter disregard for our club previously giving him the opportunity to resurrect his career, which worked well for both our club and him. I have to agree with the comments by aykay above. The club should not up their offer and Moyes should waste no more time on pursuing him. Let Newcastle beat us to his door. They obviously have much more money to waste.

  3. a great player, but getting older, too much money involved even though its a free, i agree it never seems to work out second time around, AND by offering a long term deal is heading for a wilshire, carrol situation, bad news all round i think. sarr for me i think

  4. The clock is ticking and we need these new Players in and training together . Get the Ward Prowse and the Striker deal done. Get the other midfield and defenders we need. Not on the deadline NOW. The team needs to work together pre-season, not keep on having changes every other week.

  5. Already done 0 why ask again . U are capable

  6. Agree with the comments here, he has had many opportunities to show willingness to join us but no passion or interest. Don’t believe for one second he would set us alight, more likely a strolling big wage all ego. Not for me this ship has sailed.

  7. Lingard had done nothing wrong. A year ago he went back to Man United with a year left on his contract. Solksjaer promised him he had a part to play, then a few weeks into the new season Man U re-signed Ronaldo. It was Lingard’s prerogative to see out his contract and in my opinion, was thrown under a bus. I’m not sure Solksjaer would’ve let him go in January either. He becomes a free transfer now and West Ham’s to sign for £20m less than this time last year.

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