Hammers signing looks to be edging closer

Jesse Lingard appears to be edging ever closer to a permanent West Ham deal!

We understand that opening talks have been held between the attacking midfielder and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that the player is continuing to study his options.

However, sources close to the 28 year old believe that he sees his game time chances  as being reduced at Old Trafford after a barren season before joining the Irons last term.

The arrival of Jadon Sancho is likely to push him further into the Old Trafford background and thus a move to the London Stadium becomes an attractive proposition.

David Moyes has had no problem in making it clear that Lingard is his number one option and the boss’ decision to agree a new three year deal with the club is set to become a big factor in the players thinking over the next couple of weeks with the Irons very keen to do the deal.


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8 comments on “Hammers signing looks to be edging closer

  1. To be honest I am worried on a number of fronts here but the one that worries me most is that his form dropped significantly in the last 5-6 games and this is a the biggest worry I have. What I am also hearing is that United are more interested in receiving offers for James and VDB. If this is true then Lingard will get game time at United for sure and he will stay at United and will not be joining us. I trust Moyes has a plan in place but the fear I have is the longer he leaves it the bigger the risk he runs at someone is going to sign our plan B.

    • Yesterday you argued that despite his form dropping off completely for 2 seasons, we should keep Anderson. Today you argue we shouldnt sign Lingard because his ridiculously high standard dropped in the last 5/6 games. Bias or what?

    • What worries me about your opinion johnham is that Lingard wasn’t at his best in six games yet your favourite foreign flair player Anderson went missing in all but six games in two whole seasons yet you thought he was player of the season material. Worst case of bad judgement I’ve ever come across I’m afraid.

    • Such a worryguts – you know there’s tablets for that?

  2. Definitely don’t want him wasting money on this get in better quality cheaper younger and technically better pereira asp

  3. Whoever Moyes brings to the club, I’ll back him 100% because he has EARNED that right…
    But I guess everyone has an opinion.

  4. Form dropping off? Could that have something to do with Declan Rice not playing after England injury? Soucek form also suffered as did the rest of the team. We might have finished 4th. Nothing much to do with Jesse Lingard’s form – just not the same support.

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