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Lingard’s Hammers hint

Jesse Lingard has dropped a hint as to where his heart lies on Instagram!

The Manchester United midfielder has reportedly called a halt to negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford.

Various reports have suggested that the playmaker is now looking to leave the club, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Lingard has now posted on Instagram, adding a picture of himself celebrating a goal against Wolves last season for the Hammers.

The Irons had added a throwback picture of the attacking midfielder celebrating, with Lingard clearly taking note and adding the photo to his own profile.

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It may well be a hint that Lingard wants to return to east London in January, although it remains to be seen where he will end up in the winter window.

United, after all, may not be willing to strengthen the Irons given the respective positions of the two clubs in the Premier League; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently six points behind the Hammers ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

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4 comments on “Lingard’s Hammers hint

  1. Anyone else a little bit put out by Lingard and his brother? He really didn’t want to come here, he just wanted into the ManU team. Now he’s on the sideline he seems to be interested again. Do we really need him taking us for granted? I’m Luke warm now.

  2. It is becoming a circus with both of them, the fans who keep calling for him do not realise we have moved on from last year, we are playing better without him and while he contributed to our success last season and made a great contribution, it would be extremely foolish to offer him a big contract and think he will perform to that level again. I do not believe we would be silly enough to invest a 10m transfer and a 5m a year contract for 3 years, total investment of 25m in a 29 year old, it would go against what we are trying to build, a young hungry team.

    • Now that Lingard understands what Man Utd’s intentions towards him were along, he’s looking to relaunch his £135k a week lifeboat! I hope the Hammers board see right through this one and let someone like Newcastle or Villa pick him up. Our excellent recruitment from abroad highlights just how much talent there is out there and we should be looking to develop our strategy in that area even further. In my view we should be trying to get Gerson Rodrigues in in January. He’s a talented player with excellent technique, who is agile, quick and strong. He’s only 26 and can operate anywhere along the front line and even in midfield if necessary. In one player, we could have the cover for Antonio that we’ve been after, whilst also having a different attacking option to the Antonio, Bowen, Benrahma combination. Best of all though is the fact that he’s a Dynamo Kiev player whose on loan with Troyes at present so it might be possible to broker a deal in which Yarmalenko returns to Kiev and we get Gerson as part of a swap deal. If there is any fee involved it is likely to be a nominal one and his wages demands would be a massively lower than the £100+k a week Lingard would want and in the current market certainly doesn’t merit.

  3. Let’s not forget that the initial very high level of performance he put in early on in his spell with us tailed off significantly well before the end. Benrahma is performing consistently at the same initially-high level Lingard performed at. Lingard wouldn’t be first choice for us anymore. Moyes is no fool, and I wonder if he’ll be as interested in a long term deal for Lingard as he may be about another short term loan deal until the end of the season. But that may happen only if Lingard accepts bench warming for Benrahma.

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