Lingard return? Time to move on

New claims that Jesse Lingard could be on his way back to the Hammers have been rubbished!

The excellent Hammers News  makes it clear that such a possibility is highly unlikely at Big question marks over new West Ham January transfer claims 

That makes a lot of sense and I for one can imagine the face of David Moyes were to be told by his head of recruitment Rob Newman at their next meeting he had found the perfect player in the Manchester United attacking midfielder!!!

The Lingard return possibility has been revisited almost as many times as the Declan set to leave tale and the question that really needs asking is why on earth would DM go back for him when a left back and out and out striker is required.

Moyes would probably walk into a storm of protest were he to splash cash on a player whom he replaced with £18 million Nikola Vlasic whilst ignoring those requirements as he did in some areas when bringing him in on loan in the first place.

For the record Hammers News also point out there are also claims that Lingard’s brother Louie Scott is his agent.

But we made it clear that Lingard’s agent is his father who was the major person in the decision for his son staying at Old Trafford this summer.



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2 comments on “Lingard return? Time to move on

  1. Quite right about our priorities, if Lingard cannot get much playing time at Man U then why would we want him?
    When on loan he was great for first few games then mostly anonymous for the rest.

    • West Ham took Lingard on loan in January after he’d had even less playing time than he’s had so far this season. He scored 9 goals in the first 11 games of the 16 he played. His role changed a little toward the end when Antonio and Rice (then Noble) were injured and Bowen came back into the starting line-up to play up front. I believe that if Moyes had the chance to sign Jesse on a permanent contract, he would. Personally, I’d welcome him back as he’s a class act.

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