By Hughie Southon
Friday, 21 January 2022 19.12 pm
I really am sorry to mention the name again but I feel a duty to report what I hear and there is no question that David Moyes remains desperate to land Jesse Lingard if he has the chance of doing so.
We can reveal that he has been chasing the player throughout the current window and tonight we were told he refuses to give up on him despite the problems being presented by Newcastle’s involvement.
Frankly I would have believed that if the guy was coming to us he would be here by now – that he isn’t with just a few days of the window left speaks loudly.
And one wonders whether there’s any chance of it happening at all should we go to Old Trafford tomorrow (Sat) and win as there’s no good reason for United wanting to loan or sell him to a serious top four rival.
But what we have been told by an individual very close to the situation from inside our club is that Moyes wants him and won’t be given up until the window finally closes.
He said: “He remains at the top of his list – David would love nothing more than to bring Jesse to the London Stadium.”
Sorry he he has been brilliant but I can only describe him as a fool, there must be no other player in the world, holding the club back with this constant pursuit.
When players are badly needed in other positions why does Lingard’s name continually reappear? If we sign a forward, centre back and left back by the close of the window then all well and good, but if we don’t sign at least two of them you have to question what is happening in the recruitment department, as funds for players are available. Still unsure about the dynamics between Newman and Moyes.
DM may desperately want him but he clearly doesn’t want us other than as a backstop option or he could and would have shown an interest by now. Man U will either not sell to us or want a big fee, Newcastle are keen to gazump us, and Lingard says nothing – he wants to play for Man U but can’t get in. Worth the effort?
John would you prefer the manager just bought rubbish to please you? Moyes only wants quality and I am happy with that. Very few of his signings have not been quality so I think the managers judgement of players is better than ours
How can he be are number one target, if we don’t put in a bid. Classic Westham
I think he should leave this until the summer for free if available then.
We should building around the future. Alvarez, Hlojek, carvalho, utilise our young defenders and not wait until they are 30 before Moyes thinks they are old enough.
Newcastle are desperate to get out of the bottom 3- it’s probably the need for a replacement if Maximin is injured as he plays a similar role. AND we have enough players in that position some still improving.
His spell with us was great for both parties. He would have been an amazing signing last summer but he took Ole at his word.
Sadly for him he’s seen very little playing time but despite that he is still staying put rather than look for regular football.
I can only surmise that he is looking for a huge signing on fee and is hoping that as Qatar isn’t until the winter he will have enough time to force his way back into Gareth’s team.
Nothing else makes sense to me.