Moyes’ hopes fading and dying


David Moyes is again believed to have failed in convincing Jess Lingard to return to the London Stadium on a permanent basis.

The manager remains keen to bring the out of contract Manchester United attacking midfielder to the club but agents who are close to the player believe he has all but given up.

We reported within the last 48 hours that Lingard is on holiday and won’t make his mind up on his next move until he has seen all the options available.

But one source told us that he remains certain that the player has made up his mind that West Ham is not for him.

He explained that he would need to see some real ambition and serious players signed to even consider it and his personal terms are remain well out of the Hammers range anyway.

We had quoted in in earlier reports those amounted to around £180k a week before any add ons and our source explained that the player had not reduced them at all.

He explained: “There seems little or no chance of Jesse returning to the club where he had such a successful loan spell.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • claretwine says:

    Jog on then moyes get this out of your system we don’t want nearly 30yr old players that want 180mil involved . Who said he will be the same player on loan last time anyway ?

  • Plaistowiron says:

    Please give up with him Moyes he’s nearly 30 anyway and he thinks he’s way better than he is. Forget him and move on

  • The Moyesiah says:

    Let’s move on and forget about Lingard. He wouldn’t be as good second time round as nothing to prove and just wants a huge pay cheque.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Spend the money on Bissouma he is better than Ward-Prowse judging by his first half performance for England looks a long way short of international level

  • aykay says:

    This is embarrassing and shameless..

  • BoleynIrons says:

    He’ll be at Aston Villa. They have shown real ambition in getting early signings in. Can you imagine they lack of ambition a team who should of one the CL with the easiest route to gaining this possible. But our clueless manager couldn’t see the potential .

  • hammerpete6 says:

    Yes Boleyn spot on and next Stevie G will be Cherry picking our U23’s whilst Moyes still holds out for Lingard, who is not in the least inclined to join us, wants a king’s ransom to swan around still believing he is an entitled Man U star and doing us a favour. Disgusting disrespect and embarrassing fawning by Moyes.

  • Pessimist says:

    Who cares ? He does not want us and he is to old and frankly I could not give a damn. He has the damn cheek to ask top wages, when did he last play for England. Forget him and buy a real qualify Player.

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