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Hammers target faces embarrassing climbdown

EXCLUSIVE by CndH’s northern reporter Terry Robbins

JESSE LINGARD may be forced in to an embarrassing climbdown over wages if he wants to remain playing in England, sources at Manchester United have informed Claret&H.

The Old Trafford midfielder is no nearer to deciding his future this summer despite being a free transfer and previously having both Irons and Newcastle United on the hook for him.

Both teams have drawn the line at a weekly salary of £150,000-per-week which he has already turned down to stay at United, meaning his options are limited.

United insiders have informed us that along with demands for a reported £10m signing-fee, Jesse’s age at 29, has suitors wary of committing to such an outlay.

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There is no question Moysie still rates the lad after his previous time on loan at the London Stadium, but that ship does appear to have sailed, unless Lingard is realistic about what we can pay him.

C&H were told: “Jesse is running out of options – certainly in the Premier League – the lads here think he could end up abroad. There is talk AC Milan and Juventus might take a punt, but it will have to be clubs of that standing for him to consider quitting England.”

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4 comments on “Hammers target faces embarrassing climbdown

  1. The true test of his claim that he just wants game time – or is it the money? We’ve seen enough mercenaries and sick notes thanks

  2. I feel a lot of this guy’s troubles stem from an overinflated value of himself. Very talented but carries a lot of potential problems which might explain why Man U have largely left him on the bench. So given this and his age I think we need to look elsewhere!

  3. And Moyes still wants to sign him. 29 ? 150k a week and a signing on fee. Moyes do us all a favour and draw a line under this before it becomes an embarrassment for the club.

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