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Irons face tough Lingard talks

Manchester United adopted a seriously tough approach to allowing Jesse Lingard out on loan to the Irons which included a £1.5 million fee for the second half of the season.

We have no idea whether there was a European qualifying clauses but United being United that would almost certainly be the case.

Given the ridiculously tough deal the club engineered in January there can be no belief that we will find it easy to bring the attacking midfielder into the club permanently in the summer.

Having signed him to another year at Old Trafford before the Hammers deal it’s clear the Reds are looking for a large fee for the 28 year old despite him having only those 12 months on his deal.

And it’s clear that the better he does with us – and he’s looking a diamond – the more he is going to become a wanted player with Leicester City already mentioned as a possible destination.

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The Irons are of course very well aware of all this and manager David Moyes will be the critical individual in getting his man this summer.

The relationship between the pair is really strong and despite it being clear Jesse’s days at United can now almost be considered in the past tense, the gaffer has a huge role in making him a Hammer.

The fella looks really happy with us and I’m ready to bet the boss gets his man.

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11 comments on “Irons face tough Lingard talks

  1. As Solskjaer said, Lingard is Manchester through and through and we shouldn’t forget that. Wouldn’t surprise me if he goes back to Manchester and gets back in the Man U team with a rejuvenated mojo. On the other hand it wouldn’t surprise me if he tried to get a move. Fifty fifty I’d say. A lot of it will depend on the player himself I think and how he feels at the end of the season.

  2. Surely the critical person here is Lingard himself. If he loves it with us, that’s where he’ll want to be. Man U can’t make him go to Leicester.

    • Exactly he was key in getting his loan & coming to us over another club. Ole didn’t want him to go, I’m hoping playing football regular being a top player under a manager you trust ins team you are enjoying everyday with helps. Bc know he strikes me is playing is just important & he knows what he has here & what Moyes is working on that he would be a key part of that. Versus go to Leicester & be behind Maddz or Barnes or another player they buy. Everton I definitely can’t see & Man I will probably buy another Attacking mid/winger when Fernandes is #1. I think of it comes done to us or Everton definitely us & if somehow us & Leicester both get UCL, really for us probably be best if they win Europa so 5th place could count not Arsenal or Spurs…But of like to think he would choice of maybe even Europa Vs Champions league. I’ve never seen our team so happy & untied & it’s been amazing. Something you imagine would help recruitment. What a season ⚒

  3. I suppose the best case scenario would be Lingard asking for a transfer. But I can’t see that happening. The pull Man United is far greater than West Ham.
    But… we live in hope.

  4. Wouldnt it be classic Hammers for them to make the champions league wjen fans are not allowed in stadiums and we cant go see them!

  5. Might go for Draxler though he’s on a free 😉

  6. If Lingard wants to come to us then a deal will be done. Player has the power in the final year of their contract, think they can even buy themselves out of it if I remember correctly.

  7. That can’t ask for ridiculous money if they want to sell though they were asking £15-20m for Rojo with a year left & Smalling deal was dragged out too. Lingard made his move, Ole didn’t want to send him but he wanted to play. He does love Man U but he loves playing football too & with is a big player a creative spark for us. Fernandes is amazing & of they buy Sancho not to mention Donny, youngster And Traoré they just bought, Chong on loan, Martial I think they should sell, Greenwood & on. So if add another versatile attacker would he want to go back he won’t start In AM above Bruno who si fantastic, I wanted him when all the Sporting CP players had issues but he stayed. So agree with others it’s hope to Lingard & being happy playing under a manager you trust & hopefully Europe. Everton & Leicester want but especially if Everton come in I would think at 28 he’d rather stay where he is playing happy & knows the manager. And he has only played 4 games if he finishes season in same form! I think he has a good head & playing & being happy with his football si lost important to him now. So we have things in our favour but shouldn’t cost £30m with a year left. Hope we do sign him permanent & hope we have European football to offer him & others. Either way been amazing season. Moyes manager of season.

  8. I like to think it’s us or stay at ManU. He was not on offer to Leicester, and both are top 3 teams frankly. In that scenario, if he stays great for us and loves it, we must be strong contenders to get him. Yes!!

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