Social media is in meltdown on the news that former Hammer Jesse Lingard could join Nottingham Forest.
The 29-year-old flew from Manchester in a private jet to Biggin Hill last night and is thought to have met up with Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis at his London home.
Reports suggest that the Premier League new boys are prepared to offer Lingard up to £200,000 per week made up of a signing-on fee, wages, and bonuses that would meet his huge wage demands. West Ham is reported to be unwilling to match those demands and Moyes could fail in his attempt to be reunited.
Good luck to Jesse and Forest – signing Lingard will be a real sign of intent by both the owner and manager of their intention to stay at the highest level after 20 plus years out of it.
The former Manchester United player has come in for a lot of grief on social media for seemingly putting money over football but if we are truthful we would all accept an offer of £200,000 per if offered to us.
His family and agent are only doing their job by maximizing his earning potential in what could be his last professional contract of career and who can blame them?
To be fair it would be hard for Jesse to exceed expectations at West Ham, after scoring nine goals and making four assists in sixteen appearances while on loan.
Anything less than that tally could be considered a failure by supporters so it might have been hard to live up to expectations.