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Hammers back to square one on ‘signing’

Further confusion will now surround the future of Jesse Lingard following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer today.

The Manchester United boss was finally fired but will pick up a cool £7.5 million for failure with the team in seventh place.

Lingard’s future seemed pretty well cut and dried given his lack of match time this term but with former Hammer Michael Carrick now in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season that could of course change.

It will now become a time also for the 28 year old to demonstrate he wants to stay at the club given he may have the chance of more minutes or whether he wants a London Stadium return..

With Hammers summer signing Nikola Vlasic failing to sparkle after apparently being bought as a permanent replacement it presents David Moyes with a problem.

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Claretandhugh has learned that agents have been having regular conversations about Lingard’s future but we are no seemingly back at square one.


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3 comments on “Hammers back to square one on ‘signing’

  1. Non-starter for me. He wants to play for ManU – we are just his back-pocket option which we deserve better. Go our own way please and stop tugging on Lingards ankles. Develop Vlasic, we still have Lanzini – our midfield is not a problem. Go for a goals minded striker in January, think again in the summer

  2. If Solkjaer had stayed manager for a few more weeks, then WHUFC had a chance of him coming, as long as his wage demands were met. But a new manager at Man U and he will feel he has a chance. So if he wants to come, I would accept with open arms, and hope he enjoys his football.
    I agree with hammerpete6 it feels we are his go-to backup. This is the third time including the long running saga of will he, won’t he join us on loan last January, he could make a decision to join. Great player, he looked like he got the West Ham way, would love him here, will always be grateful for his performances last year, but if he does not want to move here I wish him luck.
    Lets concentrate on the problem areas in the team, and hope that we don’t have our traditional injury season.

  3. Sick and tired of the lingard saga.

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